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Farm and Home 
Week 

Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Amherst, Mass. 



July 27, 28, 2Q, 30, 1926 




PROGRAM 

of the 

Eighth Annual Summer Meeting 
of Massachusetts Farmers and Home Makers 



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CONTENTS 



Information 
Transportation . 
Program by Days . 
General Meetings 
Evening Program . 
Home Making 
Flower Growing 
Home Gardening 
Food Preservation 
Fruit Growing . 
Woodlot Owners . 
Beekeeping 
Livestock Raising 
Dairy Farming . 
Beef Cattle Raising 
Poultry Husbandry 
Massachusetts Fairs 



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INFORMATION 

Registration 

Upon arrival in Amherst, be sure to register at one of the Information 
Booths. This will allow us to locate you in case of an emergency. All 
persons who register will be kept posted throughout the year on the sub- 
jects in which they are especially interested. 

Information Booths 

Information booths wSl be located at convenient places on campus. 

Room reservations may be secured at the main booth which will be located 

in a tent directly in front of South College, the administration building. 

Telephone messages for visitors will be received from 8:00 a. m. to 

8:00 p. m. Call Amherst, 222. 

Parcels may be checked and found articles claimed at the main booth, 
South College, between the hours of 8:00 a. m. and 8:00 p. m. 

Rooms 
Rooms may be reserved by applying in advance to the Supervisor of 
Extension Courses, M. A. C, Amherst. The average cost is $1.00 per night. 
These rooms will be in private homes for the most part, since the college 
dormitories will be occupied by summer school students. It is the custom- 
ary practice of Amherst home makers to entertain visitors in this way, and 
you may be assured of comfortable quarters and courteous treatment. 
There are also hotels in town where reservations may be made if desired. 
Information concerning these will be furnished upon request. 

Meals 
The college cafeteria affords a dining place of merit at low cost. Meals 
will be served during Farm and Home Week as follows: 
Morning 7:00-8:30 a. m. 

Noon 11:30 a. m.-1:30 p. m. 

Evening 5:30-7:00 p. m. 

Children's Nursery 
A nursery will be maintained during Farm and Home Week so that 
mothers may feel free to bring their children. A trained nurse and quali- 
fied assistants will be on hand to take care of the little ones between the 
hours of 9:00 a. m. and 5:00 p. m., so that mothers may attend meetings. 

Camp 
There are numerous camp sites on the college grounds, and any who pre- 
fer this life in connection with their trip to the college will find ample 
opportunity for a good time. 



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TRANSPORTATION 
Daily Schedules to and from Amherst — Daylight Saving Time. 

Amherst is served by the Central Massachusetts division of the Boston 
and Maine Railroad as follows: 



Arrive Amherst 

11:52 a. m. 

9:17 p. m. 

Arrive Boston 

10:55 a. m. 

7:10 p. m. 

Arrive Amherst 

7:19 a. m. 

3:22 p. m. 

Arrive Springfield 

12:49 p. m. 

10:22 p. m. 



Leave Boston 
7:45 a. m. 
5:42 p. m. 
Leave Amherst 
7:19 a. m. 
3:22 p. m. 
Boston and Maine via Springfield: 
Leave Springfield 
6:15 a. m. 
2:20 p. m. 
Leave Amherst 
11:52 a. m. 
9:17 p. m. 

Connections at Springfield via Boston and Albany Railroad. 
The Central Vermont Railroad serves Amherst as follows: 
Leave Palmer Arrive Amherst 

8:47 a. m. 9:36 a. m. 

Leave Amherst Arrive Palmer 

3:02 p. m. 3:45 p. m. 

Electric car service is maintained on convenient schedules between Am- 
herst and Northampton, Holyoke and Springfield. 

Cars leave Amherst for Northampton at half after each hour and leave 
Northampton for Amherst on the hour, thus maintaining an hourly sched- 
ule. It takes one-half hour for the trip. 

The Connecticut Valley Division of the Boston and Maine Railroad 
affords connections at Northampton for Amherst. 

Electric cars leave Holyoke for Amherst at twenty-eight minutes past 
the hour and leave Amherst for Holyoke at half past the hour, running on 
an hourly schedule. The trip takes about an hour. 

Frequent electric car service between Springfield and Holyoke makes 
convenient Amherst-to-Springfield connections requiring about two hours. 
Points on the Boston and Albany Railroad are thus connected by trolley 
service between Springfield and Amherst. It is also possible to make con- 
nections by taking the Boston and Maine Railroad from Springfield to 
Northampton and the trolley from there to Amherst. 

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PROGRAM 

Arranged by Days 

Tuesday, July 27 

Home Making ...... 

Fruit Growing . . . . . 

Flower Growing . 

Food Preservation .... 

Music, Motion Pictures and Parents' 
Conference ...... 

Fruit Growths' Supper .... 

Community Singing . . . . . 

Evening Program ..... 



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Wednesday, July 28 



9:00-12:00, 


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5:30 


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Fruit Growing .... 


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Food Preservation 


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Home Gardening .... 


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Livestock Raising 


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Conference .... 


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Beef Cattle Raising 


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Poultry Husbandry 


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Community Singing . 


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8:00-10:00 


Evening Program .... 


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Thursday, July 29 



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Home Making ...... 


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Food Preservation ..... 


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Poultry Husbandry ..... 


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Dairy Farming ..... 


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Beekeeping ...... 


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Forestry ....... 


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Music, Motion Pictures and Parents' 
Conference ...... 


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4:00 


Massachusetts Fairs Association . 


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4:00- 


4:30 


Dynamometer Demonstration 


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4:30- 


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Livestock Parade ..... 


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7:00- 


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Community Singing ..... 


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Evening Program ..... 


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Friday, July 30 

Home Making 
Food Preservation 
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GENERAL MEETINGS 



Rest Hour Program 

12:30 p. m.-1:30 p. m. — Auditorium — Stockbridge Hall — Every day except 
Friday. 

Music and Motion Pictures 

Parents' Conference 

12:30 p. m.-1:30 p. m. — Room 110 — Stockbridge Hall — Every day except 
Friday. 
Parents desiring information regarding the courses and 
opportunities for an education at M. A. C. are invited to 
consult with the college representatives. 

Dynamometer Demonstration 

4:00 p. m. — Thursday, July 29 — Between South College and Drill Hall. 

The dynamometer is a scientific instrument through which 
tests can be made of the best ways to hitch up horses, the 
best types of horses to use for various kinds of work, and 
the relative pulling power of light and heavy teams. 

Livestock Parade 

4:30 p. m. — Thursday, July 29 — Between South College and Drill Hall. 

The college maintains herds and flocks of many of the 
leading breeds of livestock. 

Community Singing 

7:00 p. m.-7:45 p. m. — S'.ejjs of Stockbridge Hall — Every evening. 

Let's get together and sing some of the old time songs under 
competent leadership. 



EVENING PROGRAM 

Tuesday, July 27 

7:30 p. m. — Memorial II all. 

Guests are invited to attend the Camp Gilbert program. 
Camp Gilbert is the boys' and girls' camp which is held 
each year at the college. It is composed of the 4-H county 
and state champions. 

8:@0 p. m. — Auditorium — Stockbridge Hall. 

Farm and Home Week guests are also invited to attend the 
program as arranged for the School of Rural Clergymen. 
Among the speakers arc Mr. John A. Sherley, chairman of 
committee on Rural Life, and Rev. Kenneth C. MacArthur, 
Rural Secretary of the Massachusetts Federation of 
Churches. 

Wednesday, July 28 

Auditorium — Stockbridge Hall. 
8:00 p. m. — The Task of the Modern Parent— • 

Beatrice Chandler Gesell, New Haven, Conn. 
The Funny Things That Cure People — 
Dr. James J. Walsh, New York City 

Thursday, July 29 

Auditorium — Stockbridge Hall. 
8:00 p. m. — Address — Dr. William M. Jardine, Secretary of Agriculture 



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HOME MAKING 

Meetings held in Large Tent, Near South College, unless otherwise noted 

Tuesday, July 27 

9:00 a. m. — Planning Three Meals a Day on a Limited Budget — Mrs. 
Myrtle Van Dettsen Rouse, Havs, Kansas — Meeting in the 
Pit, Fernald Hall. 

10:30 a. m. — The Decorative Use of Flowers in the Home — Professor 
Clark L. Thayer, Department of Floriculture, M. A. C. — 
Meeting in Clark Hall, Room A. 

1:30 p. m. — Home Renovation of Furniture — Mrs. Harriet J. Haynes, 
Sturbridge, Massachusetts. 

3:00 p. m. — Modern Home Conveniences — Professor C. I. Gunness and 
Assistant Professor M. J. Markuson, Department of Agri- 
cultural Engineering, M. A. C. 

Wednesday, July 28 

9:00 a. m. — Individuality Expressed in Home Furnishings — Miss 
Marion L. Tucker, Department of Economics, M. A. C. 

10:30 a. m. — Shall We Live on a Budget? 

Dialogue — Mrs. Myrtie Van Deusen Rouse, Hays, Kansas. 
Miss S. Agnes Donham, Boston, Mass. 

1:30 p. m. — Literature for Children — Miss Marjorie Knapp, Boston, 

Mass. 

3:00 p. m. — The Therapeutic Value of Housework — Mrs. Ida Harring- 
ton, Home Information Center, Cedar Hill, Waltham. 

4:00 p. m. — Reception in Rhododendron Garden. 

4:30 p. m. — Inspection of Home Vegetable Garden. 
Rear of French Hall. 



Thursday, July 29 

9:00 a. m. — The Economic Value of Positive Health — Dr. James J. 
Walsh, New York City. 

10:00 a. m. — Symposium by Leaders. 

10:30 a. m. — Leadership in the Extension Program — Miss Marion But- 
ters, Assistant Director, New Jersey Extension Service. 

11:00 a. m. — What Does the Farm Woman Want? — Mrs. Julian C. 
Dimock, East Corinth, Vermont. 



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College, Columbia University, N. Y. 

3:00 p. m. — The Signifcance of Leadership — Dr. Orlo J. Price, Execu- 
tive Secretary of Rochester Federation of Protestant 
Churches, Rochester, New York. 

Friday, July 30, 

9:00 a. m. — Demonstrations in Food Preservation. 

Meeting in Flint Laboratory, Room M. ■ 
This session will consist of a number of demonstrations in 
methods of food preservation. A brief question period will 
follow each demonstration. 

10:45 a. m. — A Five-Foot Sheif for the Home Maker — Mrs. Arthur P. 
French, and others. 



FLOWER GROWING 
Tuesday, July 27 

Meetings Held in Clark Hall, Room A. 

9:00 a. m. — Perennials for the Amateur Gardener — Mr. W. N. Craig, 
Weymouth, Mass. 

10:30 a. m. — The Decorative Use of Flowers in the Home — Professor 
Clark L. Thayer, Department of Floriculture, M. A. C. 

1:30 p. m. — Inspection of Gardens — Leave Clark Hall 

1. Grounds of Professor Frank A. Waugh, M. A. C. 
Campus 

2. Formal Garden of Arthur H. Dakin, Darley-in-the-Dale, 
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HOME GARDENING 

Wednesday, July 28 

Meetings Held in French Hall, Room F. 

m. — Lawns and How to Care for Them — Assistant Professor 
Lawrence S. Dickinson, Department of Horticulture, 
M. A. C 

m. — Planning the Home Grounds — Professor Clark L. Thayer, 
Department of Floriculture, M. A. C. 

m. — Fruit for the Home Garden — Professor Ralph A. Van- 
Meter, Department of Pomology, M. A. C. 

m. — Pruning and Care ov Shrubbery — Assistant Professor Law- 
rence S. Dickinson, Department of Horticulture, M. A. C. 

m. — Vegetables for the Home Graden — Mr. Grant B. Snyder, 
Department of Vegetable Gardening, M. A. C. 

m. — Inspection of the Home Vegetable Garden. 



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FOOD PRESERVATION 

Laboratories on the second floor of the Dairy Building are open from 

7:00 a. m. until 5:00 v. m. Visitors are welcome. A member of the staff 

will be present to meet you and to answer questions. 



Tuesday, July 27 

Cooperating with Pomology Department 

Horticultural Manufactures Shed, East of Storage Building 

9:30 a. m.-4:00 p. m. — Open House to Fruit Growers. 

Exhibition of equipment and products. Talk over your 
problems with us. 

Wednesday, July 28 

Cooperating with Pomology Department 

Horticultural Manufactures Shed 

9:30 a. m.-5:00 p. m. — Open house to Fruit Growers. 

Exhibition of equipment and products. 
If you have problems in food preservation talk them over 
with us. If you were here yesterday come again today. 

Thursday, July 29 

Home Manufacturers Program 

Meeting Held in Flint Laboratory, Room M. 

9:00 a. m. — New Equipment. Come in and let us talk it over. 

10:00 a. m. — Glass Containers — C. W. Gearhakt, New England Sales 
Manager for Capstan Glass and Anchor Caps, Boston. 
Charles M. MacMili.an, New England Sales Manager for 
the Hazel Atlas Glass Co., Boston. 

Mr. Gearhart and Mr. MacMillan have been persuaded to 
discuss this important subject. This is your opportunity to 
present your problems to these men who represent the glass 
manufacturers. The exhibition of glass containers and dis- 
cussions will be along the lines of your needs. 

1:30 p. m. — A County-wide Project in Commercial Canning — Mrs. 
William M. Crane, Richmond, Mass. 

The story of the Women's Marketing Association of 
Berkshire County. 

2:00 p. m. — Standardization and Organization — Discussion 

Are we not ready to produce goods by standard methods? 

This idea appears to be growing among our commercial 

canners. 

Are we not ready for an organization? Think it over. 

3:00 p. m. — Visit to Mr. Miller's Canning Plant, South Amherst, Mass. 

Parents' Conference — Stockbridge Hall, Room 110 
Every Day from 12:30 to 1:30 P. M. 



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Friday, July 30 

Cooperating with Home Economics Department 

Meetings Held in Flint Laboratory, Room M. 

9:00 a. M. — Demonstrating Food Preservation 

This session will consist of a number of demonstrations in 
methods of food preservation. Only the important phases 
in each operation will be shown. If you are not satisfied 
with your canning technique or if you are not sure of your 
methods of making candied fruits, fruit candies, preserves, 
jams, fruit drinks, etc , our demonstrations will be of value 
to you. A brief question period will follow each demon- 
stration. 



FRUIT GROWING 

Program arranged in cooperation with the 

Massachusetts Fruit Growers' Association 

Meetings Held Under Pines East of Cold Storage Building Unless 

Otherwise Noted. 

Tuesday, July 27 

10:00 a. m. — Some Problems of the Raspberry Grower — Mr. S. L. Dav- 
enport, No. Grafton, Mass. Mr. Ralph H. Whitcomb, 
Amherst, Mass. 

The possibilities in raspberry growing in New England 
have hardly been touched. New and difficult problems of 
pest control have kept most fruit growers away from this 
profitable crop. Mr. Davenport and Mr. Whitcomb are 
among the best raspberry growers in the state, and they 
will present the practical results of long and successful 
experience with this crop. 

11:00 a. m. — Winter Injury to Fruits — Professor F. C. Bradford, Mich- 
igan State College. 

Do you realize the number of common troubles which 
may be initiated by winter injury? Do you know how 
winter injury may be avoided, or how its effects may be 
overcome? 

His early life in New England and later years of expe- 
rience in Missouri, Oregon, and Michigan, have given 
Professor Bradford a wide acquaintance with the problems 
of fruit growing. He has made a special study of winter 
injury of common fruits and will present the results of 
research and continued observation on this important 
subject. 

Horticultural Manufactures Shed 

Open House to Fruit Growers. An exhibition of equip- 
ment and products. If you have problems in food preserva- 
tion come in and talk them over with members of the 
Department. 

12:30 p. m. — Luncheon at the College Dining Hall (Cafeteria) 

Arrangements have been made for the fruit growers to 
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2:00 p. m. — Strawberry Renovation — Mr. Ralph W. Piper, Acton, Mass. 
Mr. Piper is a graduate of M. A. C. in the class of 1911, 
and has been engaged in fruit growing ever since. He 
cropped four acres or more this year, one of which was an 
"old bed." He is also a large grower of apples. He will 
bring us a worth-while message. 

3:00 p. m.— Some Frlit Problems in the Hudson Valley — Mr. Walter 
R. Clarke, Milton, N. Y. 

The experiences of fruit growers in other sections afford 
an inexhaustible supply of valuable information. Mr. 
Clarke represents a group of live and progressive fruit 
growers in eastern New York who are working under con- 
ditions similar to those in southern New England. What 
they are thinking and doing is of practical interest to every 
New England fruit grower. 

4:00 p. m. — Pest Hunt 

Have you a speaking acquaintance with the pests for 
which you are spraying? Do you know which are worst in 
your orchard and how the spray schedule should be adjust- 
ed to control them? This trip through the orchards will 
enable you to recognize some of the unmistakable signs of 
the most troublesome insects and diseases. When a pest is 
found control measures will be discussed on the spot. 

6:30 p. m. — Annual Fruit Growers' Dinner — Lord Jeffery Inn, Down- 
town — Facing the Common. 

A square meal in Amherst's new hotel, in the best com- 
pany you ever had ! After dinner we'll have a live round 
table discussion on: 

The Things I do Worst 

Which means, "What I should do and could do but don't 
do and probably won't do." You wouldn't want to miss 
that, would you? 

Tickets— $1.25 (See Mr. A. P. French or Mr. J. S. Bailey). 

Wednesday, July 28 

9:30 a. m. — Canning Apples — Mr. AVilson H. Conant, Buckfield, Maine. 

Could your cull apples be canned at a profit? Would 
canning factories in Massachusetts keep low grade fruit off 
the market? Mr. Conant is handling factories in Maine in 
which thousands of barrels of apples are canned each year. 
He has a great deal of practical information for us on what 
can and what cannot be done toward the disposal of second 
grade fruit in tiiis way. 

10:15 a. M. — Yields, Graces, and Prices op Varieties of Apples — Prof- 
essor F. C. Bradford, Michigan State College. 

In this talk Professor Bradford will present the results 
of an extensive study of the records of several Michigan 
fruit exchanges. From these records he has been able to 
determine the percentage of "A" and "B" grade fruit 
yielded by each variety, and the average yields per tree of 
common varieties. He has also been able to make an in- 
teresting analysis of the Delicious situation. Professor 
Bradford approaches the subject with an unusual fund of 
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11:30 a. M. — Advertising and Marketing New England Apples — Mr. 
James C. Farmer, South Newbury, N. H., Master New 
Hampshire State Grange. 

Mr. Farmer organized the New Hampshire State Bureau 
of Markets, organized and established the potato market- 
ing division of the Eastern States Farmers' Exchange, built 
up the business of the New Hampshire Cooperative Market- 
ing Association, as manager, to a half-million dollars per 
year, and is an apple buyer on a large scale. He is a real 
farmer in addition to all this, managing his own farm in 
South Newbury. In short, he is splendidly equipped to dis- 
cuss this live and interesting subject. 

12:30 p. m. — Luncheon at the College Dining Hall. 

This luncheon hour has been fixed to enable fruit growers 
to escape the 12:00 o'clock rush. 

2:00 p. m. — Trip to the Orchards of Charles H. Gould, Haydenville. 

7 miles from Northampton. Follow the pilot car, leaving 
Wilder Hall at 2:00 o'clock. 

There are many interesting things for us to see in this 
large orchard, which was formerly owned by Mr. E. Cyrus 
Miller. Mr Gould will guide us through the orchard ex- 
plaining his system of management and his modern methods 
of handling and marketing the crop. Here are a few of 
the things which will be seen and discussed in the orchard: 

1. Weak branches and methods of supporting them. 

2. Strip cultivation with various cover crops. 

3. A demonstration pruning of 10 year old trees to correct 
poor head forma lion. 

4. Results of a fertilizer experiment. 

5. A modern packing house and storage. 



FORESTRY 

A Program for the Farmer with a Woodlot 

Thursday, July 29 

French Hall, Room F. 

9:30 a. m. — Present Trend of The Lumber Market — H. O. Cook, State 
Forester for Massachusetts. 

10:15 a. m. — Wood Lot Improvement with Reference to Costs and Re- 
turns — Guy C. Hawkins, Winchester, New Hampshire. 

11:00 a. m. — Preservative Treatment of Fence Posts — Professor L. R. 
Grose, Forestry Department, M. A. C. 

Don't Forget the Dynamometer Demonstration 
Thursday, 4:00 P. M. 



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BEEKEEPING 

Thursday, July 29 

Meetings held at Fernald Hall. 

m. — Inspection of College Apiaey. 

m. — Locating the Nectar Supply — Dr. J. H. Merrill, Rayn- 
ham, Mass. 



11:15 a. m. — Food-Chamber Beekeeping — R. B. Willson, Extension Spe- 
cialist in Apiculture, Cornell University. 

1:30 p. m. — The Connecticut Beekeeping Survey — L. B. Crandall, Ex- 
tension Specialist in Bee Culture, Connecticut Agricultural 
College. 

2:30 p. m. — Diagnosing Bee Diseases — R. B. Willson, Extension Spe- 
cialist in Apiculture, Cornell University. 

3:15 p. m. — What The Inspectors Are Doing in 1926 — Dr. Burton N. 
Gates, Massachusetts Inspector of Apiaries. 



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9:30 a. m. — Better Organization of the Sheep Industry — J. C. Cort, 
Secretary of New England Sheep and Woo! Growers 
Association, Boston, Mass. 

10:00 a. m. — The Sheep Industry in New England — Professor H. L. 
Garrigus, Connecticut Agricultural College. 

10:30 a. m. — Selection, Feeding and Management of Sheep — Guy V. 
Gf.ATrEi.iuR, Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry, 
M. A. C. 

11:00 a. m. — Status of the Horse Breeding Industry — Wayne Dinsmore, 
Secretary of the Horse Association 6f America, Chicago, 
III. 



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Stockbridge Hall, every noon, 12:30-1:20 P. M. 



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Program Arranged in Cooperation with Eastern Beef 
Producers' Association. 

Wednesday Afternoon, July 28 

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1:30 p. m. — Some Reasons for Keeping Beef in Massachusetts and 
Connecticut — Professor H. L. Garuigus, Connecticut Agri- 
cultural College. 




2:00 p. m. — Beef in the East — W. A. McGregor, Supt. Briarcliff Farm, 
Pine Plains, N. Y. 

2:30 p. m. — Beef and Tobacco — Louis Radding, Manchester, Conn. 

3:00 p. m. — Beef Cattle and Sheep for the General Farmer — Mr. Cor- 
nell Green, Bradstreet, Mass. 

3:30 p. m. — A Newcomer's Impressions of Eastern Beef Prospects — 
Professor J. H Frandsen, Head of Departments of Animal 
Husbandry and Dairying, M. A. C. 



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11:00 A. 

11:30 a. 

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DAIRY FARMING 

Thursday, July 29 

Meetings Held in Stockbridge Hall, Room 114 

M. — Some Recent Feeding Experiments — Professor C. J. Faw- 
cett, Department of Animal Husbandry, M. A. C 

m. — Western Milk Competition and Some Ways of Meeting It 

J. H. Frandsen, Head of Departments of Animal Hus- 
bandry and Dairy, M. A. C. 

m. — My Experiences in Dairy Farming — Mr. E. T. Clark, 
Granby, Mass. 

m. — Betterment of Permanent Pastures — Sidney B. Haskell, 
Director of Experiment Station, M. A. C. 

m. — Alfalfa and Better Milk Production — Henry Jeffers, 
General Manager of Walker-Gordon Dairy Co., Juliustown, 
N. J. 



2:30 p. m. — Modern Types of Dairy Buildings — Assistant Professor 
Miner J. Markuson, Department of Agricultural Engin- 
eering, M. A. C. 

3:45 p. m. — Dynamometer Demonstration. 

Held between South College and Drill Hall 

4:30 p. m. — Livestock Parade. 

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POULTRY HUSBANDRY 

Fourteenth Annual Poultry Convention 
Meetings Held Under Pines West of Stockbridge Hall 



Wednesday, July 28 



1 :30 p. m. — Poultry Diseases 



1. College Activities, Student Placement Work — Mr. Paul 
W. Viets, Supervisor of Placement Training, M. A. C. 

2. Prevention and Control of Roup and Pox — Dr. N. J. 
Pyle, Veterinary Department, M. A. C. 

3. Worms, Their Danger, Prevention and, Control — Dr. 
Jacob E. Shillinger, Zoological Division, Bureau of 
Animal Industry, Washington, D. C. 

4. Avian Paralysis and Coccidiosis — Dr. H. G. May, De- 
partment of Animal Breeding and Pathology, Rhode 
Island State College, Kingston, R. I. 



5:00 p. m.— 5. Visit to Poultry Plant 



6. Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Association of 
Certified Poultry Breeders 

Securing speakers to present a disease program to 
Massachusetts poultrymen is no small responsibility. Dr. 
Pyle is so well known to our Massachusetts poultrymen now 
that no extended comments in regard to him and his work 
are necessary. Dr. Shillinger, an investigator of national 
repute, comes to us highly recommended by his department 
at Washington. Dr. May, during the past two or three 
years, has been carrying on some very careful experimental 
work particularly on avian paralysis and will be in a posi- 
tion to present some conclusions on this matter, as well as 
on coccidiosis, based upon first hand knowledge and experi- 
ence. We consider ourselves very fortunate in securing 
these speakers. Don't fail to hear them. 



Thursday, July 29 



9:00 a. m. — Feeding Problems 



1. Department Activities — Professor J. C. Graham, De- 
partment of Poultry Husbandry, M. A. C. 

2. How Can We Harness Ultra-violet Rays More Effec- 
tively? — Professor Loyal F. Payne, Department of 
Poultry Husbandry, Kansas State Agricultural College, 
Manhattan, Kansas. 



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3. Results of Ultra-violet Ray Treatment at M. A. C. — 
Miss Marion Pulley, Department of Poultry Hus- 
bandry, M. A. C. 

4. The Mineral and Vitamin Requirements of Poultry — 
Professor Luther Banta, Department of Poultry Hus- 
bandry M. A. C. 

5. The Effect of Fat-soluble Vitamins on Mortality, Egg 
Production, H atchability , and Blood Clots — Dr. Arthur 
B. Holmes and Mr. Wm. B. Moore. Dr. Holmes is of 
the E. L. Patch Company of Stoneham and Mr. Moore 
of the Essex County Agricultural School at Hathorne. 

6. Results of Hopper Feeding both Mash and Scratch — 
Professor J. C. Graham, Department of Poultry Hus- 
bandry, M. A. C. 

We are all jumping these days to keep up with investi- 
gations that are being carried on along the line of feeding 
poultry. This session is an attempt to bring before the 
poultrymen of the State the last minute information on this 
subject. We are fortunate indeed, through a combination 
of circumstances, to have with us at this time our former 
co-worker, Professor Payne, who, in conjunction with other 
departments in his institution, has carried on extensive 
experiments with artificial ultra-violet rays. It will be a 
treat to get this work from him first hand. Dr. Holmes, 
who has been on our program the past two years, and Mr. 
Moore are so well known to our poultrymen that special 
comment on their work and ability is unnecessary. A re- 
port on the co-operative work they have been carrying on 
the past year at the Essex County School will be of vital 
interest to you. 



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1:30 p. m. — Economic Questions Affecting the Industry 

1. Experimental Activities — Director S. B. Haskell, Ex- 
periment Station, M. A. C. 

2. Our Obligation and Contribution to the Poultry In- 
dustry of the Slate and Nation — Professor Harry R. 
Lewis, President of the National Poultry Council, 
Darisville, R. I. 

3. Is the West Preparing for a Drive on our Eastern 
Fancy Egg Markets? — Mr. Leland J. Graham, United 
State Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricul- 
tural Economics. 



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the Majority of Poultrymen can Adopt? What are the 
Limitations? — Professor Roy E. Jones, Connecticut 
Agricultural College, Storrs, Connecticut. 



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5. Accomplishments of the Massachusetts Association of 
Certified Poultry Breeders — Mr. Oliver S. Flint, 
Manager. 

6. Massachusetts Federation of Poultry Associations — 
Professor William C. Monahax, Department of Poul- 
try Husbandry, M. A. C. 

A session which includes Harry R. Lewis and Roy E. 
Jones as speakers needs no further recommendation. Mr. 
Graham comes to us highly recommended by the United 
States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural 
Economics. The message he will bring to us may be of 
greater importance than may be realized at this time by 
many of us. 

Friday, July 30 

9:00 a. m. — Miscellaneous Topics 

1. Extension Activities — Surveys and Records — Professor 
F. H. Branch, Department of Farm Management, 
M. A. C. 

2. The Inheritance of Color in Rhode Island Reds — Dr. 
F. A. Hays, Research Professor, Department of Poultry 
Husbandry, M. A. C. 

3. Incubation and Brooding Problems — General Discussion 

4>. Normal Chick Weights — Miss Ruby Sanborn, Investi- 
gator, Department of Poultry Husbandry, M. A. C. 

5. Facts and Figures on Growing M. A. C. Chicks — Mr. 
John Vondell, Foreman, Poultry Plant, M. A. C. 
This session will provoke much general discussion and 
give those present many details regarding work at M. A. C. 
This is the poultryman's session. Come prepared to give 
and take. 



MASSACHUSETTS FAIRS ASSOCIATION 
Thursday, July 29 

12:30 p. M. — Luncheon. 

Lord Jeffery Inn. 

2:00 p. m. — Dynamometer Demonstration. 

Field between South College and Drill Hall. 

Rest hour program and motion pictures at 
Stockbridge Hall every noon, 12:30-1:30 P. M. 

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DATE 

January 8, 1925 

January 9, 1925 

March 12, 1925 
June 15, 1925 
September 10, 1925 
August 1, 1925 Letter from Dr. Pays on Smith to 

Mr. Frank H. Putnam 
August 11, 1925 Letter from Acting President Lewis to 

Dr. Pays on Smith 
Salary Increases, September 1, 1925 
January 8, 1926 
June 14, 1926 

Salary Increases, September 1, 1926, 
September 10, 1926 

January 7, 1927 

Resolutions on Resignation of Ralph J. Watts, June 14, ! 26 

April 29, 1927 

Resignation of President Lewis, Ar>ril 29,1927 

May 27, 192 7 

Recommendations of Associate Alumni for new president, 

May 26, 192 7 
June 9, 1927 



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MIIIUTES Off SPECIAL MEETI1TG 0? THE TRUSTEES 
Boston City Club, January 8,. 1925 



The meeting convened at 6:30 P. M. "with the 

Vice-President, Mr. Charles A. Gleason, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Gleason, Bacon, Bo wd itch, 

Chandler, Clark, Dewey, Ellis, ffrost, 
Gannon, Gerrett, Gilbert, Preston, 
Wheeler and Lev; is. 
Treasurer Kenney was also present. 

The following call for the meeting was read: 

Amherst, Mass. 
December 29, 1924 

To the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

By direction of the Vice-President of the 
Board, a special meeting of the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College is hereby 
called to convene at the Boston City Club at 
6:30 P. M. Thursday, January 8, 1925. Dinner 
will be served at that hour. 

The purpose of the meeting will be to 
confer with a committee representing the 
Associate Alumni of the College which has 
requested an interview to discuss possible 
legislation pertaining to the powers of the 
Trustees; this committee was appointed by the 
Alumni last June and instructed to introduce 
a legislative bill seeking an adjustment of 
this problem. 

The annual report of the Treasurer will 
be presented at that time. 

Yours respectfully 

Ralph J. Watts 

Secretary 



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Minutes Dec. 

roved. 



Treasurer's 

report 



Trees . report 
septed. 



Meeting of 
representative 
of Associate 
Alumni Com- 
mittee with 
Trustees on 
administrative 
relationships 
and authority 
of Trustees . 



i.lative 
bills 



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The minutes of the meeting of December 11, 1924 
were by vote approved without reading. 

The Treasurer presented his annual report for 

the year ending November CO, 1924. On recommendation 

of the Committee on Finance it was 

VOTED : To accept the report of the Treasurer 
as oresented. 

Messrs. Roy E. Cutting »08, T. L. Warner '08, 
Ernest S. Russell f 16 and Louis M. Lyons *18 represent- 
ing the Committee of the Associate Alumni appointed in 
June 1924 to consider the question of college adminis- 
tration, appeared before the Trustees ( at the Committee's 
request) to present the results of their deliberations 
and to discuss the same. The discussion dealt with 
the problem of administrative relationships to the 
State House Departments and with the problem of the 
authority of the Trustees in managing the affairs of 
the institution. The Committee stated that they 
proposed to introduce in the Legislature of 1925 three 
bills, as follows: 



Proposed bills 
to be intro- 
duced in 1925 
L >gis 1 «ure t 
Alumni Commits 



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2. 



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A bill seeking to define the powers of 
the Trustees under existing legislation. 

A bill designed to place the Trustees 
under the immediate control of the 
Governor and Council instead of under 
the control of the Department of 
Education. 

A bill proposing to abolish the Trustees 
and leave the College under the direct 
control of soi e other department. 






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A general discussion ensued participated 
in by nearly all the Trustees present and by 
members of the Alumni Committee. The conference 
was characterized by the friendliest feeling 
and relations , 

The meeting adjourned at 9:15 P. M. 



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MII-TUTES OF.JTHE , MNUAL mETim OF ,TgTE__TRUS,TEES 
State House, Boston, January 9, 1925 



The meeting was called to order in Room 480 
at 9:40 A. M. by the Vice-President, Mr. Charles A. 



Grleason. 



PRESENT : 



Trustees Gleason, Bacon, Bowditch, Clark, 
Chandler, Dewey, Ellis, Frost, Gannon, 
Gerrett, Gilbert, Pollard, Preston, 
Richardson, Wheeler and Lewis. 
Treasurer Kenney was also present. 



The following call for the meeting was duly 



issued: 

Amherst, Mass. 
December 29, 1924 

To the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

Pursuant to the provisions of the by-laws, the 
annual meeting of the Trustees of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College is hereby called to convene at 
Room 136, State House, Boston, at 9:.30 A. M. Friday, 
January 9, 1925. 

Yours respectfully, 

Ralph J. Watts 

Secretary 



On motion of Mr. Frost it was 

VOTED : To approve the actions of various Trustee 
Committees for the past year. 

On motion of Mr. Bov/ditch it was 







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VOTED : That the Chairman appoint a Committee 

to notify the Governor that the Trustees 
of the Massachusetts Agricultural College 
are meeting in annual session. 

Pursuant to the above vote the Chairman 

appointed Messrs. Bowditch, Ellis and Wheeler. 

On motion of Mr. Frost it was 

VOTED: That the Chairman appoint a Committee 
of three to submit nominations for 
officers and standing committees of 
the Board of Trustees for the ensuing 
year. 

Pursuant to the above vote the Chairman 
appointed Messrs. Preston, Frost and Bowditch. 

The Acting President submitted a list of 
resignations, retirements, and new appointments and in 
accordance therewith it was 



VOTED: 



To approve the action of the Acting 
President in accepting the following 
resignations . 

RESIGNATIONS 



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Nominating 

Commi ttee 



Mrs. Teresa M. Binner, Clerk, Division of Agriculture, 

September 30, 1924. 
Irene E. Chandler, Stenographer, Extension Service, 

October 31, 1924 
Katherine W. Davis, Clerk, Department of Poultry 

Husbandry, December 4, 1924 
Oliver S. Flint, Analyst, Control Service, October 31, 1924 
Achsah H. Graves, Stenographer, President's Office, 

October 18, 1924 
Elmer A. Harrington, Professor of Physics, August 31, 1924 
John B. Nelson, Instructor in Microbiology, December 

31, 1924 
Hazel M. Parker, Analyst, Control Service, 

October 31, 1924 
Mrs. Florence Thomas, Matron at Infirmary, 

October 31, 1924 
Kathryn V. Toole, Stenographer, Department of Rural 

Sociology, January 10, 1925 
Harold E. Wilson, Laboratory Assistant in Pomology, 

November 31, 1924 



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RETIREMEN T 
Henry S. Green, Librarian, November 12, 1924 
It was 
VOTED : To confirm the following new appointments: 
HEW APPOINTMENTS 



Theodore T. Ayers , Investigator in Botanv, November 16, 

1924, $1620 
Elizabeth Bogus lawski, Stenographer, Extension Service, 

September 22, 1924, $780 
Patrick E. Brans field, Analyst, Poultry Disease Elimina- 
tion, November 1, 1924, $2500 
Helen L. Carroll, Stenographer, Extension Service, 

December 15, 1924, $840 
Irene E. Chandler, Stenographer, Extension Service, 

October 7, 1924, $960 
Raymond Halliday, Instructor in Erench, September 16, 1924, 

$1680 
Hazel A. Holden, Stenographer, Department of Farm 

Management, October 3, 1924, $780 
Mildred L. McKemmie, Clerk, Extension Service, September 

8, 1924, $780 
Mrs. Mary Macrae, Matron at Infirmary, November 1, 1924, 

$800 
Ural V. Martin, Curator, Department of Chemistry, 

September 29, 1924, $1200 
Gladys E. Nelson, Clerk, Department of Poultry Husbandry, 

December 5, 1924, $1020 
Alice Norcross, Analyst, Control Service, October 27, 1924 

$960 
Betty Porter, Stenographer, President's Office, October 1 

1924, $780 
Wilbur H. Thies, Assistant Extension Professor of Pomology, 

September 22, 1924, $2340 
Roland H. Verbeck, Director of Short Courses, Seotember 

19, 1924 $4,000 
Basil B. Wood, Librarian, October 15, 1924, $2500 

On recommendation of the Committee on 

Experiment Department it was 

VOTED: To approve as submitted the proposed 
draft of a seed law for Massachusetts 






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On recommendation of the Farm Committee it was 

VOTED: That in the supplementary "budget for 1925 
an appropriation of $15,000 be requested 
for the purpose of providing equipment 
for an egg- laying contest to be carried 
on by the College. 

It was 

VOTED : To grant Mr. E. J, Montague, Farm Super- 
intendent, a leave of absence, with pay, for 
a period of three months, in order that he 
may make a study of the further use of the 
College Farm for teaching and other 
purposes . 

It was 

VOTED ; That effective February 1, 1925, members of 
the staff be charged 10 cents per quart 
for milk at the barn. 

The Trustees considered the recommendation of 

the Farm Committee that the vote of the Trustees of 

May 16, 1924 relative to charges for diagnosis and 

reports of poultry diseases be rescinded and that in the 

future such service be rendered without charge insofar 

as it applies to the dairy and poultry industries in the 

state of Massachusetts. 



After discussion and by motion of Dr. Gilbert 



it was 



VOTED: 



To postpone action on the above recommenda- 
tion and to refer the question of fees to 
be charged for such work to a special 
committee of three to be appointed by the 
Chairman, which shall report at the June 



meeting of the Trustees. 



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Appropriation 
for egg- laying 
contes t 



Leave of 
absence, E 
Montague 



Charge for 
milk to staff 



Charge for 
diagnosis and 
reports of 
poultry 
diseases 



Pursuant to the above vote the Chairman appointed 
Messrs. G-errett, Preston and Chandler. 



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Leave of 
absence, Miss 



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Leave of 
a b.s ence , 
J". P. Jones 



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travel 



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On recommendation of the Committee on Course 



Study and faculty it was 



VOTED : That the leave of absence with pay, of 
Miss Helena T. Goessmann on account of 
illness be extended to March 31, 1925. 

It was 

VOTED: That a leave of absence with pay be 

granted for two months to J. P. Jones, 
for the purpose of completing his thesis 
for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. 

The Acting President submitted a revised plan 

for considering requests for out-of-state travel and on 

recommendation of the Committee on Finance it was 



VOTED: 



To approve the plan for out-of-state 
travel as submitted and to authorize 
the Acting President to confer with 
the Commission on Administration and 
Finance relative to the feasibility of 
such a plan. 

1. Department Heads will be requested to submit 
not later than December 15th, a list of travel projects 
for members of their respective Departments for the 
ensuing calendar year. 

2. The President and Directors Haskell and 
Willard will review the total list of requests and decide 
upon the more helpful and desirable projects. 

3. There will be added to the total a sufficient 
sum to provide for emergency travel, or for travel projects 
which cannot be foreseen. 

4. The President will consult with the Governor 
early in January as to the total for out-of-state travel 
which this institution will be allowed to spend during 
the ensuing year. If the total requested by the 
President is granted, Departments may know well in 
advance which of their projects will be ao proved. If 
the amount requested by the President is reduced, it 
will then be necessary for the President and Directors 
to make a readjustment of their original list in view 
of the total allowed by the Governor. 



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5. It will "be understood that only such requests 
as have been listed in the memorandum presented to the 
Governor, and certain emergency projects will "be passed 
on for approval, and it will "be understood that requests 
thus made will be automatically approved by the Governor. 

6. If the Trustees desire to approve this list, it 
may be submitted to the Committee on Finance at the 
January meeting* 

On recommendation of the Acting President it 



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VOTED: 1. 



2. 



That all official communications by 
members of the staff of the 
Massac his etts Agricultural College 
to State Departments or officials 
shall be by the President of the 
College or by his authority. 

To request that the officials of the 
various State Departments address to 
the President of the College all 
official communications pertaining 
to college matters and business . 



It was 



Out-of-state 
travel 



Staff 
communications 

to State 
Departments 



Official 
communica tions 
to President 
from State 

Departmen ts 



VOTED : That effective January 15, 1925, E. M. Koon R. M. Koon, 



be designated as Acting Head of the Market 
Garden Field Station. 

The Acting President presented a project 

prepared by Dr. J. K.Shaw whereby he would participate 

in a short course of instruction in Horticulture at the 

New York Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva, the 

College to furnish the services of Dr. Shaw and pay his 

travelling expenses, amounting to approximately -$200. 

This project was discussed at length and on motion of 

Mr. Frost it was 



Acting Head, 
M. G. F. 3. 



Dr. J. K. Shaw 
instruction at 
Geneva, !J. Y. 



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VOTED : To offer the services of Dr. Shaw as 

Instructor for the School of Horticulture 
at Geneve., Hew York, but that the College 
should "bear no expense for other purposes, 
in connection with the School. 

At 11:30 A. M. His Excellency the Governor, 

Alvan T. Puller, met with the Trustees, extended his 

greetings and offered his heartiest cooperation in 

connection with the \iork of the College. 

Mr. Thomas W. White, Chairman of the Commission 
Mr. T. . .liite 

: mi iistrativpon Administration and Finance, met with the Trustees and 
problems and 

hority of discussed with them various problems connected with the 
Trus Lees 

administration of the institution and the authority o: 

the Trustees. He stated that in his opinion the Trustees 

a re under only nominal control of the Department of 

Education. The control of personal service, as at present 

exercised, is in confomity with legislation supplemented 

by regulations promulgated by the Governor and Council. 

Commissioner Putnam, now has charge of the 



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.-vices of 
ployeea 

Re-ci 'ica 

tion of 
clerical st 



approval of printing, and to him matters pertaining to 
printing should be referred. 

The payment of bills and other problems of 
accounting are under the control of Mr. McCormick. 

Mr. White stated that in the opinion of the 
Commis ion on Administration and Finance the State cannot 
compete with other agencies in retaining the services of 
any employee. He suggested that the Commission would be 
v.'illing to receive suggestions relative to re-classifica- 
tion of the members of the clerical staff. 




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With respect to out-of-state travel the 

Commission serves only in an advisory capacity, the 

the 
approval of A Govemor "being final in connection with out' 

of-state travel requests. A plan for systematizing the 

problem of out-of-state travel may he taken up with the 

Commission. 



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The Acting President presented his annual 
report for the year ending November 30, 1924 and read 
various parts of it. By vote the report as presented 
was accepted by the Trustees. 

There was presented a project for a practice 
house for the Department of Home Economics, contemplating 
renovating the house now occupied by the Superintendent 
of the Experiment Station Farm and erecting a new 
cottage for use by the superintendent, the total expense 
including equipment amounting to approximately $20,000. 

In the discussion which ensued it appeared 

that the Trustees were in favor of providing a practice 

house for the Department of Home Economics but were 

uncertain as to the advisability of repairing the farm 

house for this purpose. On motion of Mr. BoY^ditch it was 

VOTED : To seek through the supplementary budget 
of 1925 an appropriation of $15,000 for a 
practice house and equipment for the 
Department of Home Economics and that 
the details of this project be referred 
with power to the Committees on Buildings 
and Arrangement of Grounds , and Finance. 



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Out-of-state 
travel 



A c ti ng 
President f s 
report 



Depa r.taaen t of 
Home Economics 
practice ho use 



A p pro pria tio n 

for Home Ec. 

practice 

house 



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The Acting President again raised the question 
of the administrative control of the College especially 



lis trative 
control of 
the College 

as it relates itself to the authority of the Trustees. 



Opinion of 

Attorney 

General 



After discussion and on motion of Mr. Ellis it was 



Business 
admini strati on 
problems 



Committee on 

.inis tra tivfc 
Relationships 




VOTED : That the Committee on Legislation together 
with the Acting President "be authorized to 
secure an opinion from the Attorney General 
as to the powers of the Trustees under 
existing laws. 

On motion of Mr. Richardson it was 

TOTED ; That a committee of five, including Messrs . 
Gleason, and Kenney, "be appointed to confer 
with Mr. White and Mr. McCormick of the 
Commission on Administration and Finance, in 
connection with various problems of the 
business administration of the College. 

Pursuant to the above vote the Chairman appointed 

Messrs. Ellis, Wheeler, Gerrett, Gleason and Kenney. 

By vote Acting President Lewis was added to the above 

committee . 



On motion of the Acting President it was 

VOTED : That the Special Committee on Administrative 
Relationships be continued, and that a 
special meeting of the Board of Trustees 
be called at the discretion of the 
Chairman of this Committee. 

The Committee on Nominations presented its 

report and in accordance therewi th the following 

officers and standing committees were elected to serve 

for the ensuing year: 



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OFFICER S OF _THE T RUSTEES 

Governor A Ivan T. Fuller, President 
Charles A. Gleason, Vice-President 
Ralph J. Watts, Secretary 
Fred C. Kenney , Treasurer 
Charles A. Gleason, Auditor 

STANDI N G COMMIT TEES OF THE TRUSTEES FOR 1925 

COMMITTEE Oil FINANCE 



Charles A. Gleason, Chairman 

George H. Ellis 

Fa thani ell. Bo wdi tch 



Arthur G. Pollard 
Carlton D. Richardson 
Atherton Clark 



COMMITTEE ON COURSE OF STUDY AM) FACULTY 



William Wheeler, Chairman 
James F, Bacon 
Pays on Smith 



Davis R. .Dewey 
John F. Gannon 
Arthur W. Gilbert 



COMMITTEE OH FARM 

Nathaniel I. Bo wdi tch, Chairman George H. Ellis 
Frank Gerrett Arthur W. Gilbert 

Carlton D. Richardson 

COMM IT TEE PIT HORT I CULTURE 

Harold L. Frost, Chairman John Chandler 
Charles A. Gleason Atherton Clark 

Charles H. Preston 

COMMITTEE OH EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT 



Charles H. Preston, Chairman 
Arthur W. Gilbert 
John Chandler 



Arthur G. Pollard 
Harold L. Frost 
Carlton D. Richardson 



COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS AND ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 



George H. Ellis, Chairman 
Frank Gerrett 
William Wheeler 



James F. Bacon 
Charles H. Preston 
Atherton Clark 



COMM I TTEE ON EXTENSION SERVICE 

John Chandler, Chairman Harold L. Frost 
Nathaniel I. Bowditch Davis R. Dewey 

George H. Ellis John F. Gannon 

Arthur W. Gilbert 



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Officers of 
the Trustees 



Committees 

of the Trustees 



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COMMITTEE Oil LEGISLATION 



Charles A. Gleason, Chairman 
Pays on Smith 
George H. Ellis 
Nathaniel I. Bowditch 



William Wheeler 

Carlton D. Richardson 
James P. Bacon 
Arthur W. Gilbert 



The meeting adjourned at 1:00 P. M. 



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Secretary 



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MINUTES 0? SPECIAL MEETING 0? TRUSTEES 
Boston City Club, March 12, 192 5 



The Trustees convened at 12:15 p. M. In the 
absence of the Vice-President, Mr. Charles A. Gleason, 
Mr. William Wheeler was chosen to serve as Chairman. 



SE1TT : 



Trustees Bacon, Bowditch, Clark, Ellis, 
Erost, Gannon, Gerrett, Gilbert, Preston, 
Richardson, Smith, Wheeler and Lewis. 



The following call for the meeting was duly 



issued: 



March 6, 1925 

To the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

By direction of the Chairman of the Special 
Committee on Scope of the College and Administrative 
Relationships, a special meeting of the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College is hereby called to 
convene at the Boston City Club at 12 o'clock noon, 
Thursday, March 12, 1925. 

Yours respectfully, 

Ralph J. Watts 
Secretary 

The minutes of the meetings of January 8 and 
January 9, 1925 were approved without reading. 

This meeting having been called on six days' 
notice instead of seven days' notice as required by the 
by-laws, the Trustees by unanimous vote waived the by-law 



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Call for 
the meeting 



Waiver of 
time of 
meeting 



16 

316 



TRUSTEE 



Kiss Goes 

leave of 
. s ence 



Use of build- 
1 ng at . . . -r . . 
Le ::iddle 
Ti ... ce'es for 

to 
Agriculture 



He brouc 
> r i a 1 
Llet-- 

Ev.nd 



: iate 
/.mini 
Committee 



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with respect to the tine of calling this meeting. 
On motion of Mr. Ellis it was 



VOT 



ex 



.ion of 
*ci ~ion 

oO 



=11 "ill 



TED ; To extend to the end of the present college 
year, the leave of absence with pay to 

as --elena T. Goes mann, on account of 
illness . 

Qn motion of Mr. Bowditch it was 

TOTED : That if the necessary authorization is se- 
cured from the Legislature for use, by the 

lies ex Trustees for County Aid to Agricul 
ture, of a building nor? located at the 
] -rket Garden Eield Station at Waltham, the 
buil . ■ be moved to a site north of Beaver 
Street . 

On motion of Dr. Gilbert it wr.s 

VOTED : That not to exceed *75 from the accumulated 
income of the 3urnham Emergency Puna be used 
for the printing of the addresses delivered 
at the memorial service for the late Professor 
Hasbrouck, held Pebruary S, 1925. 

The Acting President read the com: unication fro^n 

the Committee on Administration of the Associate Alumni 

addressed to the Trustees and presented to them January 

8, 1925. It was 

VOTED: t a suitable Ecknowledgment of this 

communication be made to the Alumni together 
- _th an expression of r preciation of the 
interest shown by the Alumni in the elfare 
of the College. 

It was 

VOTED : That the Acting President formulate :_ ■ 

communication authorized by the preceding 
vote. 

Director Haskell appeared before the Trustees 

and. discussed the orovisions of the so-called Purnell Bil 




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which has recently passed Congress providing for the 
further support of agricultural research work. He out- 
lined the method of procedure to "be followed if Massa- 
chusetts is to benefit "by the funds thus made available. 
On motion of Mr. Bo wd itch, it was 

VOTED : To request authorization for out-of-state 
travel for Director Haskell to attend at 
St. Louis, Missouri, in April 1925, a 
conference of Directors of Agricultural 
Experiment Stations called for the purpose 
of discussing the problem of the effective 
expenditure of funds provided by the 
Purnell Bill. 

On motion of Dr. Smith it was 



VOTED : To be the sense of this Board that 

acceptance of the provisions of the Purnell 
Bill by the Massachusetts Legislature will 
be desirable. 

VOTED: That the method of securing acceptance by 
the Legislature of the provisions of the 
Purnell Bill be referred with power to the 
Committee on Legislation. 

Dr. Smith discussed at length the recommendat i|on 

which is now before the State Legislature proposing to 

charge a substantial tuition for residents of the State 



Purnell Bill 



Out-of-s tate 
travel, S. B 
Haskell 



Acceptance 
of Purnell 
Bill provi- 



sions 



attending the Massachusetts Agricultural College and o tl: 
educational institutions serving in the Department of 
Education. He referred also to the suggestion that 
dormitories and boarding halls provided at the various 
state educational institutions should be self supporting 
except for depreciation and interest on the investment. 

He stated further that the suggestion had beer, 
made by certain members of the Legislature that if there 



er Tuition for 
residents of 
the State 
attending 
] .A.C. 



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Cost of 

ms intaining 

dormitories 

and the 
Dining Hell 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

were a substantial annual return in tuition from students 
attending the Massachusetts Agricultural College, funds 
for new "buildings would : e forth-coming more readily. 

It was suggested that there be assembled data 
on the cost of maintaining the dormitories and the Dining 
Hall a t the Massachusetts Agricultural College, together 
with a statement of receipts from the same. 



T dtion charge- 
referred to 

rse of 
Study Com. 



e t i o ns 

of the 
President f s 
p o r t 



Lon on 



On motion of Dr. Smith it was 

YQTZID : That a committee be named to determine the 
attitude which the Trustees shall take rela- 
tive to the proposal to establish a tuition 
charge for resident students attending the 
College . 

On motion of Mr. Bowditch it was 



vot: 



: That the Committee on Course of Study and 
Faculty serve as this Committee. 

The Acting President and Dr. Smith reported 

on deletions which the Commission on Administration and 

Finance has made in the President's Report, submitted as 

a part of the reoort of the Trustees for the last fiscal 

year. After discussion and on motion of Mr. Bowditch it 

VOTED : That Mr. Ellis be requested to confer on 

this question with the Governor, as Presiden 
of the Board of Trustees, an., that Mr. Ellis 
report to the Committee on Course of Study 
and Faculty for such further action in this 
connection as may seem expedient to the 
Committee . 

The action on the College budget for the current 

sjrear as taken by the Committee on Ways and Means wa;. 



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reported by the Acting Eresident. 

On motion of Mr. G-errett it was 



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VOTED : That the vote of the Trustees of Hay 16, 1924 
relative to charges for diagnosis and 
reports of poultry diseases "be rescinded an<jl 
that in the future such service be rendered 
without charge .insofar as it applies to the 
dairy and poultry industries in the State 
of Massachusetts. 

■ On notion of Br. Gilbert it was 



VOTED: 



To re-affirm the action of the Trustees of 
January 9, 1925 in authorizing the inclusi 
in the supplementary budget of an item of 
$115,000 for the equipment and maintenance 
of an egg-laying contest to be carried on 
at the College. 



on 



It was 



VOTED: 



That $21,000 (instead of $15,000 as 
previously determined) be included in the 
supplementary budget for 1925 for renovating practice house 
the farm house at the Experiment Station for and eriment 
a practice house for women students and 



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Charges for 

diagnosis and 
reports of 
poultry 






Egg- laying 



contest 



for erecting a cottage for the Superintendent 
of the Experiment Station farm. 



The meeting adjourned at 



P. ". 




Vice 

President 

Secretary 



ipt 

cottage 



»p 



k 



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320 



TRUSTEE 



INDEXED 



Gall for the 



meeting 



of 
:helor of 
ience 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



MINUTES Off THE SEMI -ANNUAL MEETING 0? THE TRUSTEES 
President's Office, M. A. C, Amherst, June 15, 1925 



The meeting was called to order at 9:15 A. M, 

by the Vice-President, Mr. Charles A. Gleason. 

PRESENT: Trustees Gleason, Bowditch, Clark, Ellis 
Frost, Gannon, Gerrett, Gilbert, Pollard 
Richardson, Wheeler and Lewis. 

The following call for the meeting was read: 

June 3, 1925 

To the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

Pursuant to the provisions of the by-laws , 
the semi-annual meeting of the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College is hereby called 
to convene at the office of the President, Amherst, 
Massachusetts at 9:00 A. M. Monday, June 15, 1925. 

Yours respectfully, 

Ralph J. Watts 

Secretary 

By vote, the minutes of the meeting of 

March 12, 1925 were approved without reading. 

On motion, it was 

VOTED : To confer the Degree of Bachelor of Scienc 
on the following members of the Class of 
1925 provided their financial obligations 
to the Treasurer are satisfied not later 
than noon of this day: 



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Donald Briggs Alexander 

Bradford Armstrong 

Adrian Douglas Barnes 

Francis Irving Bean 

Roger Stokehill Binner 

Ralph Hastings Bray 

Sumner Othniel Burhoe 

Carl Winfield Gahill 

Alice Rita Casey 

George Lyle Church 

Leighton Greenwood Cleaves 

Robert Gordon Cooke 

Emil Joseph Corwin 

John Samuel Crosby 

Leland Little Currier 

Osborne Ozro Davis 

Leo Francis Duffy 

George Edward Emery* 

Edmund Tony Ferranti 

Willard Chamberlain Frost 

Chauncey McLean Gilbert 

Harold Albert Gleason 

Samuel Francis Gordon 

Solomon Gordon 

Walter Champion Grove r 

Carl Edward Frederick Guterman 

Gilbert Julius Haeussler 

George Wilmont Hans comb 

Clarence Albert Harris 

Lester Morse Holbrook 

John Gunnar Holteen 

John Worthington Hyde 

Melvin Clifton Jack 

James Chris tos Kakavas 

Lewis Hay den Keith 

Lowell Francis Kennedy 

John Sebastian Lacey 

Rose Florence Landis 

(as of the class of 1924) 
Louis Palmer Lava 11 ee 

Frederick Fisher 



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John Frederic Lord 
Andrew Wyllie Love 
Samuel Wilde Lunt 
Herbert John Marx 
Charles Ryerson McGeoch 
Garabed Kevork Mouradian 
David Moxon 
Paul Redfield Nelson 
Arthur Maxwell f Connor 
Charles Frank Oliver, Jr. 
Donald Llewellyn Parker 
Xavier Paul Peltier 
Frederick Poey 
Joseph Sagar Reynolds 
Verne Edward Roberts 
Frank Eds on Root 
Charles Frederick Ross 
Donald Ernest Ross 
Elwyn Joseph Row ell 
(as of the class of 1924) 
Harold Frederick Rowley 
Samuel Bernhard Samuels 
Robert Francis Sazama 
Irwin Scott Sheridan 
George Francis Shumway 
Gilbert Simpson 
Marion Florence Slack 
William Arnold Slowen 
Emily Greenwood Smith 
Gustave Taube 
Milton Wight Taylor 
Robert James Temple ton 
Clarence Percy Thornton 
Emers on Tower 
Gordon Hugh V/ard 
Arthur Logan Waterbury 
Walter Willard Whit turn 
Stanley Dewey Y/ilcox 
Frank Harris Wilder 
Samuel Lawrence Woodbury 
Zwisler 



Degree of 

Bachelor of 
Science 



*Did not appear at Commencement to receive his degree 
and diploma. 

VOTED ; To confer the Degree of Bachelor of 

Vocational Agriculture on Joseph Cassano. 

VOTED ; To confer the Degree of Master of Science 
on the following; 

Eleanor Frances Chase 

Henry Louwsma 

John Dayton Y/illard 



Bachelor of 
Vocational 
Agriculture 



egree of 
Master of 
Science 






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TRUSTEE 



J. P. s. 
Lockwood- 

2 ervices 



Sessions Pund-L 
publicity 



Special legisf- 
lative appro- 
priations , 
1925 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

On recommendation of the Acting President and 

on motion of Dr. Gilbert, it was 

VOTED : To renew the appointment of Prof. W.P, B. 
Lockwood on part time for one year from 
September 1, 1925 at $1400 per year. 

On recommendation of the Acting President and 

on motion of Mr. Bowditch, it was 

VOTED : That the income from the Sessions Pund for 

the current fiscal year be used for publicity 
under the direction of the Acting President. 

On recommendation of the Acting President and op. 

motion of Mr. Bowditch, it was 

VOTED : That the requests of 1925 for special- 
legislative appropriations, not granted 
by the Legislature, be re-submitted in 
1926 with such changes and additions as 
may seem expedient to the Committee on 
Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds, 
the total to be requested in 1926 not to 
exceed $200,000. 

Treasurer Kenney presented a request from the 

executor of the will of the late Porter L. Newton re- 
Porter L. 

questing assent from the Trustees to the sale of certain 

real estate included in the assets of Porter L. Newton 

and on motion of Mr. Bowditch, the Trustees 

VOTED : That Treasurer Kenney represent the Trustees 
in investigating this request and in acting 
upon the same. 

On motion of Mr. Bowditch, it was 



eques t of the 

late Porter L. 

wton 



VOTED : Not to accept the mortgage on certain real 
estate held by the late Porter L. Newton 
as a part of the bequest made by Mr. Newton 
to the Massachus etts Agricultural College. 

On motion of Mr. Bowditch, it was 



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VOTED: To leave to a Special Committee consisting 
of Messrs, Gleason, Bacon, and Lewis, the 
question of securing legal advice in 
connection with the probating of the will 
of the late Lotta Crabtree. 

It was 

VOTED : That a Special Meeting of the Trustees 
to consider the budget for 1926 be held 
in Boston Thursday, September 10, 1925, this 
meeting to be preceded by necessary 
Committee meetings on September 9th. 

On recommendation of the Acting President and 

on motion of Mr. Bowditch, it was 

VOTED : To grant a leave of absence without pay 
for one year from September 1, 1925 to 
R. W. Smith, Jr. Instructor in Dairying. 



On recommendation of the Acting President and 

on motion of Mr. Bowditch, it was 

VOTED: To grant a leave of absence without pay 

for one year from approximately October 1, 
1925 to R. J. McPall, Extension Professor 
of Agricultural Economics. 

On recommendation of the Acting President and 

on motion of Mr. Gannon, it was 

VOTED : To approve the appointment of Dr. Wallace 
P. Powers as Professor and Head of the 
Department of Physics at a salary of $3300 
per year. 

The Acting President reported in behalf of the 

Special Committee appointed to make recommendations for 

the appointment of a Head of the Division of Agriculture 

and of the Head of the Department of Animal Husbandry, 

and requested the continuation of this Committee. This 

report was by vote accepted. 



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Lotta Crabtree 
will 



Special Trus 
tee meeting- 
budge t 



R. W. Smith, Jr 
leave of 
absence 



R. J. McPall, 
leave of 
abs ence 



Appointment of 
Dr.Wal lace P. 
Powers 



Head of Div. 
f Agric . and 
lead of Dept. 
of Animal 
Husbandry 



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Title of Enos 
•J. Montague 



Resignations 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

On recommendation of the Acting President and 

on motion of Mr. Frost, it was 

VOTED ; That the title of Enos J. Montague be that 
of Assistant Professor of Farm Practice 
and Farm Superintendent. 

On motion of Mr. Ellis, it was 

VOTED : To approve the action of the Acting 
President in accepting the following 
resignations : 

Paul J. Anderson, Research Professor of Botany, 

March 31, 1925. 
Helen L. Carroll, Stenographer, Extension Service, 

July 2, 19 25. 
Isabel Corey, Cleric, Extension Service, May 21, 1925. 
Viola E. Damon, Stenographer, Dept. of Floriculture, 

February 12, 1925. 
Prentiss French, Assistant Professor of Landscape 

Gardening, August 31, 1925. 
Hazel A. Holden, Stenographer, Dept. of Farm Management, 

December 31, 1924. 
Mrs. Mildred F. Jenks , Bookkeeper, Treasurer's Office, 

March 16, 1925. 
Mrs. Alice M. Kennedy, Assistant Cashier, Treasurer's 

Office, March 13, 1925. 
James J. McDermott, Technical Assistant, Dept, of 

Veterinary Science, April 30, 1925. 
Gladys E. Uelson, Clerk, Dept. of Poultry Husbandry, 

April 8, 1925. 
Alice H. Norcross, Analyst, Poultry Disease Elimination, 

May. 31, 1925. 
John J. Smith, Collector of Blood Samples, January 31, 1925. 
James L. Strahan, Assistant Professor of Rural 

Engineering, August 31, 1925. 
Weston C. Thayer, Instructor in Animal Husbandry, 

Marc:i 31, 1925. 
Mary L. Tuttle, Bookkeeper, Treasurer's Office, 

May 15, 19 25. 
Harlan N. V/orthley, Assistant Research Professor of 

Entomology, February 28, 1925. 

VOTED : To confirm the following new appointments 
as reported by the Acting President: 



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Walter L. Cutler, Field Assistant in Pomology, February! 1, 
-4.,;, 1925, 51200. 

Wilbert D. Field, Collector of Blood Samples, February 1, 
1925, |1200. 



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Emil J 1 . Guba, Assistant Research Professor of Botany, 

April 23, 1925, $2400. 
Ella Horsfall, Clerk, Division of Horticulture, May 11, 

1925, $840. 
Ralph M. Kenison, Assistant Cashier, Treasurer's Office, 

March 1, 1925, $1520. 
Phyllis E. Lyman, Stenographer, Dept. of Farm Management, 

February 2, 19 25, $840. 
Merrill J. Mack, Instructor in Dairying, September 1, 1925, 

$1800. (Temporary one year) 
Thelma V. Melbye, Bookeeper, Treasurer's Office, March 10, 

1925, $840. 
Harold 3?. Rowley, Technical Assistant, Dept. of Veterinary 

Science, May 1, 1925, $1500. 
Dennis R. A. Wharton, Instructor in Microbiology, 

January 1, 1925, $1440. 

Acting President Lewis and Mr. Wheeler reported 
on the activities of the Special Committee of the 



Mew -appoint- 
ments 



Trustees who are cooperating with the Committee on 

Administration of the Associate Alumni relative to 

legislation seeking to clarify the authority of the 

Trustees in managing the affairs of the institution. 

This report was received as a report of progress. The 

Trustees considered the recommendation of this Special 

Committee that the Trustees should introduce a bill 

seeking authority to establish a revolving fund. It was 

VOTED : That this subject be considered further 
in consultation with the Governor. 

On motion of Mr. Ellis, it was 

VOTE D: That Mr. Bowditch acknowledge on behalf 
of the Trustees, the gift of a calf from 

the Mixter Farm. 

On motion of Mr. Frost, it was 

VOTED: That the rule prohibiting the retail sale 

of College produce in Amherst be rescinded. 



Authority of 
Trustees- bill 



Gift from 
Mixter Farm 



College produce i 



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On recommendation of the Acting President and 
on motion of Mr. Bowditch, it was 



c- . C . 3 . Hi i 
salary increase 



VOTED : That the salary of Mrs. C. S. Hicks, 
Instructor in Physical Education for 
Girls,- be increased from $600 to $1200 
per year. 



Purnell Act-- 
trus t fund 



Director Haskell appeared before the Trustees 

and explained certain recommendations presented by the 

Committee on Experiment Department and in accordance 

therewith it was 

VOTED : That the income from the Purnell Act be 
administered by the Trustees as a trust 
fund. 

Recommendations relative to the definition of 

research positions, promotions, and salary standards were 
arch posi- 

discussed at length and by vote were referred to the 
motions and 

--Committee on Experiment Department with power to make 
such application of these principles as may seem to the 
Committee expedient. 

On recommendation of the Committee on 
Experiment Department and on motion of Mr. Bowditch, it 



was 



- . . McFall- 
transfer to Ex- 
-*iment .Station 
: 

service 
;aff 



VOTED : That the position of Research Professor of 
Agricultural Economics established by the 
Trustees September 5, 1924, be filled by 
the transfer of R. J. Mc^all from the 
Extension Service Staff, effective July 1, 
1925 or at such subsequent date as may be 
mutually agreed upon by the Director of 
the Experiment Station and the Director of 
the Extension Service. 



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THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

VOTED : To establish the following positions, 
leaving to the President and to the 
Director of the Experiment Station, authority 
to fill the same as funds become available 
under the Purnell Act, provided research 
projects to be carried on by such investigators 
are approved by the U. S. D. A. 

Assistant Research Professor of Rural 

Engineering; 
Assistant Research Professor of Horticultural 



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Manufactures ; 

Assis tant Research Professor of Farm 

Management; 
Assistant Research Professor of Dairying; 
Laboratory Assistant in Agricultural 

Economics • 

The Acting President referred to recent 
public comment on the so-called "pond parties" at 
this institution and in stating the history of the 
custom, he voiced his disapproval of the practice. 

The meeting adjourned at 11:45 A. M. 

Vice 
President 




Secretary 



Hew Positions 
under Purnell 
Act. 



"Pond parties " 



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MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING OF TRUSTEE S 
Boston City Club, September 10, 1925 



The meeting was called to order at 9:50 A. M. 

by the Vice-President, Mr. Charles A. Gleason. 

PRESENT : Trustees Gleason, Bacon, Bowditch, 

Chandler, Dewey, Ellis, Gerrett, Gilbert, 
Pollard, Wheeler and Acting President 
Lewie. Treasurer Kenney was also present. 

The following call for the meeting was read: 

August 51, 1925 

To the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

Pursuant to the vote of the Trustees of 
June 15th a special meeting of the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College is hereby called 
to convene at the Boston City Club at 9:30 A. M. , 
Thursday, September 10, 1925. 

The purpose of the meeting will be to hear 
the report of the special Committee of Trustees and 
Alumni which is considering the problem of administra- 
tive relationships with the State House; to consider 
the budget for current expenses for 1926, and to 
transact such other business as may properly be 
presented. 

Yours respectfully, 

Ralph J. Watts 
Secretary 

The minutes of the meeting of June 15, 1925 
were approved without reading. 

On recommendation of the Committee on Course 
of Study and Faculty it was 



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VOTED : That the leave of absence for Newell L. Sims, 
Professor of Rural Sociology, "be extended for 
one year from September 1, 1925. 

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VOTED : To approve the action of the Acting President 
in accepting the following resignations: 

RESIGNATIONS 

John B. Abbott, Extension Prof est or of Agronomy, Oct. 15, 1925 
Katherine Gardner, Clerk, Departments of Rural Engineering 

and Poultry, August 22, 1925 
Ethel A. Green, Assistant in the Library, August 19, 1925 
Ora E. Heafey, Stenographer, Department of Animal Husbandry, 

September 29, 1925 
Wiliard P. Jones, Instructor in Agronomy, June 30, 1925 
Marie A. Mercier, Chief Clerk, Short Courses, September 15, 

1925 
Way land R. Porter, Instructor in Mathematics, August 31, 1925 
Roland XT, Rogers, Assistant Professor of Horticulture, 

August 31, 1925 
Charlotte M. Sheffield, Clerk, Dairy Department, 

September 2, 1925 
Chester H. Werkmak, Assistant Professor of Microbiology 

August 31, 1925 
Mildred L. Wood, Assistant Extension Professor of 

Nutrition, July 31, 1925 

Dennis R.A.Wharton, Instructor in Microbiology, Aug. 31, 1925 

It was 

VOTED ; To confirm the following new appointments 
and transfers as reported by the Acting 
President: 

NEV? APPOINTMENTS 

Dorothy .3?. Adams, Stenographer, Dairy Department, 

August 31, 1925, $900 
Luther B. Arrington, Instructor in Horticulture, 

September 1, 1925, $1800 
Frederic R. Butler, Instructor in Chemistry, September 1, 

1925, $1800 
Hilma M. Grahn, Stenograoher, Extension Service, July 20, 

1925, $900 
May E. Poley, Asst. Extension Professor of Nutrition, 

September 8, 1925, §2580 
Paul Keller, Instructor in German, September 1, 1925, 

$1800 
Juila Kittredge, Bookkeeper, Treasurer's Office, July 13, 

1925, $900 
Miner J. Markuson, Assistant Professor of Rural Engineering, 

September 1, 1925, $2520 
Harry T. Mortensen, Instructor in Microbiology, September 1, 

1925, $1,440 



Resignations 






New A p po i n tinen ts 



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Esther M. Post, Clerk, Department of Poultry Husbandry, 

August 24, 1925, $960 
Mrs. Leila Prescott, Analyst, Poultry Disease Elimination 

Law, August 1, 1925, $960 
Katherine C. Quinlan, Stenographer, Department of Animal 

Husbandry, August 25, 1925, #960 
Leon R. Quinlan, Assistant Professor of Landscape 

Gardening, September 12, 1925, $2400 
Eleanor Rowell, Stenograoher, Extension Service, June 24, 

1925, $780 
George F. Shumway, Instructor in Mathematics, September 1, 
1925, $1560 
Malcomb E. Tumey, Instructor in Physical Education, 

September 1, 1925 $1200 (for one year) 
Warren D. V/hitcomb, Assistant Research Professor of 

Entomology, July 1, 1925, $2100 

TRANSFERS 

Arthur W. Phillips, Assistant Research Professor of 

Dairying, Purnell Fund, from Instructor in Chemistry 

September 1, 1925, $2520 
Katherine Martin, Chief Clerk, Short Course Office, 

from Clerk, September 16, 1925, $1200 
Ruth E. Sherburne, Laboratory Assistant, Department of 

Agricultural Economics , Purnell Fund, from- Stenographer , 

August 1, 1925, $1200 
Hubert W. Yount, Assistant Research Professor of Agricultural 

Economics, Purnell Fund, from Instructor, July 1, 1925, 

$2520 

On recommendation of the Committee on Experimen 

Department it was 

VOTED : That the research position in Horticultural 
Manufactures to be financed from Purnell 
funds, established by vote of the Trustees 
of June 15, 1925, be of the grade of 
professor instead of assistant professor. 

It was 




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of the Director and of the Acting President 
the position of Research Assistant Professor 
of Home Economics, the salary of which is to 
be paid from Purnell funds. 

The Acting President explained the action taken 



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administration of the Purnell Fund as a trust fund; this 

action was "by vote approved and ratified. 

On recommendation of the Committee on Buildings 

and Arrangement of Grounds it was 

VOTED r That the cavalry barn he rebuilt, and that 
the Governor be requested to grant from 
the emergency fund, an appropriation 
sufficient to rebuild the stable at once. 

On motion of Dr. Dewey it was 

VOTED : To empower the Acting President and the 
Building Committee to represent the 
Trustees in presenting to the Governor 
the request for an immediate grant from 
the emergency fund of an appropriation 
sufficient to rebuild the cavalry barn. 

There was received from the Committee on 
Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds the report of the 
refusal of the Commission on Administration and Finance 
to authorize the necessary expense for the preparation 
of plans and specifications for the Freshman dormitory. 
It appeared from a statement made by the Treasurer that 
plans already prepared by Mr. Ritchie without expense 
to the College are adequate to support the request in 
the legislative budget for an appropriation for this 
building . 

It was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to confer with 
Dr. Smith and Mr. White relative to the 
refusal of the latter to receive the plans 
and specifications already submitted for 
the Freshman dormitory. 

The Acting President presented the report of 

the Joint Committee of Trustees and Alumni which during 



Purnell Fund- 
Trust fund 



Cavalry Barn 



Appropric tion 
for new Cavalry 

Barn 



Freshman 

Dormitory 



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the past few months has been considering the "basis upon 



Legis lative 
Bill 



Draft of 
Bill 



Authority of which legislation may be sought to define the authority 
ustees-- 
Dint Coimnitteeof the Trustees in administering the affairs of the 
of Alumni anc. 

Massachusetts Agricultural College. This report was 

discussed at length and minor amendments were made 

therein. On motion of Dr. Dewey it was unanimously 

VOTED : To approve the following as the basis upon 
which a legislative bill shall be drafted 
and introduced into the Legislature of 
1926 jointly by the Trustees and the 
Associate Alumni. 

I Although the Trustees of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College should continue to "serve" 
in the Department of Education (the Commissioner 
of Education to be a member, ex officio, of 
the Board of Trustees), Chapter 15, of the 
General Laws which provides "that the 
Department of Education shall be under the 
supervision and control of a commissioner of 
Education," should "be amended so that it 
cannot be interpreted to mean that the Trustees 
lose any of the powers conferred upon them by 
Chapter 75 of the General Laws. 

II Chapter 75 of the General Laws should be 
amended so that the Trustees shall have sole 
authority to expend all moneys appropriated 
by the General Court for the purposes of the 
College including appropriations for main- 
tenance and special appropriations, except 



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such funds as are applied to the purchase 
of supplies, entailing an expenditure in 
excess of $100, and to out-of-state travel 
(which shall be spent with the consent of 
the Governor.) The Trustees shall fix 
salaries of employees of the College, in 
accordance with such salary standards, 
with minimum and maximum rates for each 
grade of employees, as shall te approved by 
the Governor and Council. The Trustees 
shall have authority to fill vacancies, 
authority to create new positions provided 
funds for such have been granted by the 
Legislature, and authority to discontinue 
positions . 

III In the legislative budget the item of personal 
service for the Massachusetts Agricultural 

College shall include the following: 

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Appropriation to continue existing obligations, 

including vacancies. 

Appropriation for new positions. 

Appropriation for salary increases. 

IV Section 8, Chapter 75, General Laws, should be 
amended to read, "The Trustees of the College 
(instead of the Commissioner of Education) 
shall make an annual report, etc." 



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Salary 

Increases 



Salary 

Increases 



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V This new act shall take precedence over other 

laws affecting the management of the College 

which may be in conflict with this legislation. 

On motion of Dr. 'Dewey it was 

VOTED ; That the Acting President, Mr. Ellis and 
Mr. Chandler represent the Trustees in 
drafting the legislative bill to which 
reference is made in the preceding vote. 

The Acting President reported that as yet no 

favorable action has been taken by the Commission on 

Administration and Finance on the list of salary increases 

voted by the Trustees to become effective in 1925. The 

situation was discussed at length and on motion of 

Dr. Dewey, it was unanimously 

VOTED ; To endorse the letters of Dr. Smith of 
August 1, 1925 to Commis sioner Putnam 
and of Acting President Lewis of August 11, 
1925 to Dr. Smith relative to the ruling 
of the Commission on Administration and 
Finance that no salary increases will be 
granted this year to State employees, and 
that both of these communications become 
a part of the records of this Board. 

On motion of Dr. Dewey, it was 

VOTED: To authorize the Acting President to request 
on behalf of the Trustees, a hearing before 
the Governor and Council at which an appeal 
shall be made for favorable consideration 
of the salary increases for employees of 
the Massachusetts Agricultural College 
previously voted by the Trustees. 

The budget for current expenses for 1926 as 

recommended by the various committees including the 

finance Committee was presented and discussed. On 

motion of Mr. Chandler, it was 



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To approve the "budget as submitted for 
current expenses for 1926 for approximately 
$939,000, an increase of approximately 
§40,000 over the appropriation granted in 
1925, it being understood that if the salary 
increases requested for 1925 are granted 
prior to December 1, the budget for 1926 
will be further increased by approximately 
$10,000. 

The budget for special appropriations for 1926 

as prepared by the Committee on Buildings and Arrangement 

of Grounds and approved by the Finance Committee was 

considered and on motion of Mr. Bovvdi tch it was 



VOTED: 



To approve the following list of special 
appropriations for 1926 to be submitted as 
representing the immediate and pressing 
needs of the institution: 



1. Freshman Dormitory 

2. Horticultural Manufacture's Laboratory 

3. Additional Land for Cranberry Station 

at East V/areham 

4. Roads and Walks 

5. Women's Gymnasium and Equipment 

6. Living quarters for foreman at Tillson 

Farm 

7. Grading area south of Athletic Field 

8. Repairs to Physics Building 

9. Hew steam line, east Experiment Station 

to Microbiology Building 

10. Practice House — Home Economics 

11. First unit for Gymnasium __ 



| 150, 000 
60,000 

1,000 
11,000 
16,450 

6,000 

10,500 

4,000 

4,775 

21,000 

150,000 



Total 



The meeting adjourned at 



§434,725 



12:35 



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^Secretary 



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DEPARTMENT OP EDUCATION 



State House, Boston 



August 1, 1925 



Mr. #. H. Putnam 

Commissioner of Personnel and Standardization 

State House 

Boston, Massachusetts 

My dear Mr. Putnam: 

I beg to acknowledge your letter of July 28 con- 
taining the information that the salary increases which I 
have recommended are not to be allowed. I would respect- 
fully request that you give some further consideration to 
certain points involved, 

First, with reference to the statement that this 
is not the year for placing the burden of this increase 
on the taxpayers. As I understand the situation, the in- 
creases which were recommended by this department were be- 
fore your Commission in October; they were forwarded by 
your Commission to the Ways and Means Committee which 
acted favorably upon them; and they were incorporated in 
the appropriation bill enacted by the Legislature. Under 
the provisions of that bill, I assume the tax must be 
assessed and the burden which you mention already placed 
this year upon the taxpayers. 

Second, I would mention the effect of this 
refusal upon persons serving in the classified public 
service. Employees in this service generally believe 
that the schedule which suggests certain minimum and 



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maximum payments for service with annual increments 
represents the basis of compensation upon which they can 
rely. They take this into account when they enter the 
service, and if they serve faithfully and efficiently 
they feel that there is in some sense established a 
contractual relationship which they have fulfilled and 
which they believe the State is in justice bound to 
recognize. It is confusing and to some extent demoral- 
izing to have a schedule which may or may not be applied 
wholly or in part, leaving the employees without any clear 
understanding as to what they may expect. A schedule pro- 
viding minimum and maximum compensation with annual incre- 
ments possesses certain obvious advantages. Unless such 
& schedule can, however, be adopted and consistently 
followed, I am of the opinion that it would be very much 
better for the State service to have a fixed salary 
definitely attached to each position so that each person 
would know when he enters the public service exactly what 
he may expect as a return from it. 

From the general terms of your letter, I am 
assuming that the ruling applies to instructional fields 
in State institutions as well as to others. If this is 
the case, there are certain other considerations which I 
respectfully bring to your attention. 

The instructors in the foregoing institutions, 
as well as myself, have believed the salary schedule, which 



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has in recent years served the department and your Com- 
mission as a guide in adjusting salaries each year, has 
"been in effect the acceptance of the salary schedule prin 
ciple now followed generally in the public schools of the 
towns and cities of the State as well as in other educa- 
tional institutions. While the salaries of persons em- 
ployed in these State institutions have not been high as 
compared with those paid in many institutions, there has 
been in recent years a greater measure of contentment 
among the instructors because they have felt that the 
schedule which had been arranged, and which has recently 
been followed was one upon which they could rely. 

She instructors in these institutions arrange 
their own budgets and make their plans in accordance with 
the expectations which they believe they are right in 
holding as to the increases they will receive. For 
example, a considerable number of instructors in our 
State institutions are this summer at their own expense 
attending summer sessions for professional improvement in 
order that they may render better service in the institu- 
tions they serve. The failure to continue the operation 
of the schedule cannot fail to work injury to the teaching 
service of these institutions. 

The compensation of teachers in State institu- 
tions is not large in comparison to that paid to other 
teachers. For example, the salaries of teachers in the 



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Boston Teachers College average approximately from 
thirty to thirty-five percent higher than relative 
positions in the State Normal Schools, As you know, by 
action of the Legislature, the school committee of Boston 
has within a few weeks "been a"ble to increase considerably 
the salaries of the teachers not only in the Teachers 
College, but in ail other schools of the city. 

The demands upon the schools are not decreasing 
and the number of available teachers for institutions of 
this class has not noticeably increased. As a matter of 
fact, the department is by no means finding it easy to 
secure instructors of superior qualif ica .ions to take 
vacancies ai ; they arise at the rather low rates of the 
existing schedule. 

I believe there is no city or town in the Common- 
wealth, nor any institution, that has found it necessary 
to stop the operation of salary schedules for their 



teachers . 



If the decision which I have received does re- 



late to instructional positions, it places the teachers 
employed by the State in an unfavorable situation, as 
compared with practically all instructors employed by 
towns and cities and educational institutions in general. 
I understand the desirability of operating all 
public activities with the greatest economy that is con- 
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that accompany the making of financial readjustments, 
I am writing to express to you the hope that the problem 
may be solved without a drastic general ruling that may 
not take fully into account the just claims of many 
faithful public servants and the maintenance of public 
service on a high standard of efficiency. 

Very truly yours , 
/s/ Pays on Smith 

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Office of the President 



Amherst, Mass. 



August 11, 1925 



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Commissioner of Education 
State House 
Boston, Mass.- 

Dear Dr. Smith: 

I have your letter of August 6th (with its 

enclosures) relative to the ruling of the Commission on 

Administration and Finance thst there shall he no 

general increases in salary during the current fiscal 

year. I should like to say emphatically that I am firmly 

of the conviction that if this general order applies to 

the personnel of the Department of Education its effect 

upon the morale and efficiency of the educational groups 

will be both lowering and far-reaching. Your letter to 

Mr. Putnam covers the ground admirably, it seems to me, 

with the possible exception that you have not stressed 

sufficiently, in my opinion, the effect of the general 

refusal upon the minds and work of the members of our 

group. The point that you make in regard to the common 

practice in educational institutions and the effect of 

the uncertainty which the "lifting" of that universal 

practice at this time, together with the feeling it 

engenders of the possibility of a future recurrence of 

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trustee stated. I am sure that it will promote discouragement 

among those now in the service of the educational institu- 
tions of the State and a good deal of hesitancy among 
those who may hereafter he asked to enter it. The 
competition for teachers, especially, will he dead 
against us. I earnestly hope that you will not fail to 
make a strong and vigorous protest to the Governor and 
Council, if there is no other way out, against the 
inevitable weakening and demoralization of the Department, 

Take the College as an example. The members of 
our staff are, in the main, specialists. We must attract 
them to our institution and retain them while in keen 
competition with similar colleges. Almost without exception, i^^ 
ail of the agricultural colleges increase salaries regular- 
13'- and many maintain salary standards substantially above 
ours. The College therefore must be in a position to 
continue its practice of granting moderate and reasonable 
salary increases to its deserving employees. Otherwise 
it will ceitainly lose many valuable workers. 

The increases requested for our salaried staff, 
let me say, represents an increase of 3*2 per cent of the 
present payroll. All of them were determined only after 
careful deliberation and scrutiny by me and the Directors 
in the first instance, and by the Trustees later. They 
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1. Increases for certain employees because 
of particularly meritorious service. 

2. Increases for several Department Heads who 
have had no increase for a number of years 
and none of whom has reached the maximum 
for his grade. Every case I think is 
deserving* 

o. Uormal increases for employees engaged 
originally on the lowest salary possible 
to attract them. The employees in these 
lower grades we encourage in hairnony with 
the practice of other colleges and in 
accordance with the practice followed at 
this institution for many years, to hope 
for moderate increases from year to year if 
their service so warrants. The list as 
submitted includes the names of several 
men whom we wish to keep and whose salaries 
we must advance. In many instances these 
are young men developing professionally 
and who will seek other positions unless 
their abilities are recognized here on a 
reasonable and regular basis. 

4. Increases for members of our clerical force 
who, almost without exception, join our 
staff at salaries lower than they could 
command elsewhere. We have encouraged 
these employees to expect increases if their 
work would merit such. 

5. Increases for our labor group on the ground 
of continued and efficient service. 

Let me add further that all the increases re- 
quested can in 1925 be provided by the appropriation for 
personal service made by the Legislature of 1925 and s till 
leave an unexpended balance in this classification. The 
salary payroll for permanent employees for 1926 will not 
be increased by the full amount represented by the total 
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filled at salaries lower than the previous incumbents 
received, the cancellation of certain positions, and the 
continuation of vacancies will represent a substantial 
part of the annual increases now under consideration. 

I believe that every item in our schedule of 
increases is justified and am prepared to defend each 
on its merits. If you are able to effect only a compromise 
I would like to urge that the total amount of increases to 
be allowed this year for us be specified by the Commission 
on Administration and Finance and that the distribution 
of this amount be left to me to make in the manner most 
advantageous to the w elfare of this institution. 

If your efforts fail to gain total exemption 
from this order for the Department may I ask you to in- 
form me whether there is any possibility of a reasonable 
modification of it at any point, especially for us here? 
If the Commission should insist that there shall be "no 
general increases" what special increases may we hope 
for, if any? (There seems to be some hope for such in 
the phraseology of Mr. Putnam's letter.) May I ask also 
for a clear definition of the sentence "only cases 
involving a well-grounded promotion can be considered 
favorable." I am sure that I have several items of that 
kind in my budget which I feel that I could justify 
even in a period of the most rigid retrenchment and 
economy. 



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stress the evil effects of uncertainty and irregularity 
in what is considered to be a permanent and regular 
practice in state educational institutions as well 
as. in the private and public schools everywhere. 

Very respectfully yours, 
/s/ Edward M. Lewis 
Acting President 



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SCHEDULE OP SALARY INCREASES TO BECOME 


EFFECTIVE 






SEPTEMBER 1, 


1925 




Name 


Rate 1924 


Recommended 


Approved by 








1925 


Supervisor 


Watts, R. J. 


#5,300 


$3,600 


$3,480 




Mellen, R. A. 


1,320* 


1,440* 


1,440* 




Broadfoot, 11. L. 


600* 


660* 


660* 




Herrick, D. B. 


1,200 


1,260 


1,260 




Hubbard, C. L* 


900 


960 


960 




Loomis , F. L. 


900 


1,020 


1,020 




Martin, H. A. 


1,140 


1,200 


1,200 




Porter, B. 


780 


900 


900 




Beaumont, A. B. 


3,300 


3,480 


3,480 




Pendleton, H. L. 


1,860 


1,920 


1,920 




Graham , J . C • 


3,900 


4,000 


4,000 




Gunness, C. I. 


3,720 


3,900 


3,900 




Thayer, C. L. 


3,500 


3,480 


3,480 




Chenoweth, W. W. 


3,720 


3,900 


3,900 




Robertson, W. F. 


1,920 


1,980 


1,980 




Sears, F. C. 


4,000 


4,200 


4,200 




Drain, B. D. 


2,640 


2,820 


2,820 




Torrey, R. L. 


2,640 


2,760 


2,760 




Davis, W. H. 


2,580 


2,700 


2,700 




Peters, C. A. 


3,600 


3,780 


3,780 




Chamberlain, J. S. 


3,720 


3,900 


3,900 




Martin, U. V". 


1,200 


1,320 


1,320 




Alexander, C. P. 


2,760 


2,820 


2,820 




Crcmpton, G. C. 


3,420 


3,600 


3,600 




Ostrander, J. E. 


3,000* 


3,180* 


5,180* 




Alderman, G. W, 


1,860 


2,100 


2,100** 




Gage, G. \. 


5,720 


3,900 


3,900 




Gordon, C. E. 


3,600 


3,780 


3,780 




Ring, G. C. 


1,500 


1,620 


1,620 




Rand, P. P. 


2,820 


2,940 


2,940 




Jackson, B. F. 


1,680 


1,800 


1,800 




Mackimrnie, A. A. 


3,600 


3,720 


3,720 




Halliday, R. 


1,680 


1,800 


1,800 




Ashley, E. L. 


3,000 


3,500 


5,500 




Julian A. IT. 


2,940 


5,180 


5 , 180*** 




Cance, A. B. 


4,000 


4,200 


4,20C 




Welles, W. S. 


1,950 


2,000* 


2,000* 




Glick, H. N. 


3,000 


3,300 


5,500 




Skinner, E. L. 


3,420 


3,600 


5,600 




Know It on, Helen 


2,160 


2,280 


2,280 



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Name 



Rate 1924 



Recommended 
1925 



Hicks, G. S. 
Hicks , Mrs. C. S 
Bur ring ton, G. 
Chapman, L. V. 
Denny, A. I. 
Fisher, L. E. 
Hamilton, A. H. 
Lyman, S. J. 
Mel lor, R. L. 
Pierpont, M. 
Powell, K. L. 
Russell, H. R. 
Streeter, E. 
Turner, 0. M. 
Vondell, E. M. 
Walsh, M. E. 
Weymouth, B. M. 
Archibald, J. G. 
Bailey, J. S. 
Bourne , A . I . 
Cutler, W. L. 
Pel ton, P. E. 
Franklin, H. P. 



Approved by 
Supervisor 



E. P. 



M. 



S. 



Gaskill, 
Gilligan, G 
Jones, C. P 
Jones , J. P 
Lacroix, D. 
Miner, G. E. 
Morse, P. W. 
Osmun, A. V. 
Pyle, JJ. J. 
Sanborn, Ruby 
Shaw , J . K . 
Tiedjens, V*. 
Meehan, E. E 
Streeter, E. 
Dalryjple, G. 
Pield, W. D. 
Kokoski, P. J. 
McLaughlin, P. 
Mellor, R. E. 
Hawley, R. D. 
Howe, W. P. 
Koon, R. M. 
Reynolds , L. 
Thies , W. H. 
Woodward, H. 



A. 

2>. 

B. 



A 



W. 



M. 



§4,000 
600 

1,080 

1,380 
900 

1,200 

1,140 
960 
570* 

1,260 
960 
900 
450* 

1,200 
840 
840 

1,380 

2,580 

1,680 

2,580 

1,200 

1,500 

3,000 

2,880 

1,500 

2,460 

2,760 

1,740 

1,320 

3,600 

1,000* 

2,580 

1,500 

3,780 

2,340 

1,200 
810* 

1,440 

1,200 

1,560 
400** 
570* 

2,520 

3,180 

3,000 

3,600 

2,340 

2,100 



4,200 
1,200 
1,200 
1,440 

960 
1,260 
1,200 
1,020 

600* 
1,320 
1,020 

960 

480* 
1,260 

90 

960 
1,440 
2,760 
1,920 
2,760 
1,260 
1,560 
3,120 
2,940 
1,740 
2,640 
2,880 
1,860 
1,440 
3,780 
1,200* 
2,700 
1,560 
3,900 
2,520 
1,260 

840* 
1,560 
1,320 
1,680 

900** 

600* 
2,760 
3,300 
3,180 
3,780 
2,580 
2,280 



$4,200 
1,000 
1,200 
1,440 
960 
1,260 
1,200 
1,020 

600* 
1,320 
1,020 
960 
480* 
1,260 
900 
960 
1,440 
2,760 
1,800 
2,760 
1,260 
1,560 
3,120 
2,940 
1,620 
2,640 
2,880 
1,860 
1,440 
3,780 
1,200* 
2,700 
1,560 
3,900 
2,520 
1,260 

840* 
1,560 
1,520 
1,680 
900** 
600* 
2,700 
3,500 
3,180 
3,780 
2,520 
2,280 



* Part salary 
** The increased salary will include compensation 
for two months work on Control Laws during the 
summer vacation. 






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1925 



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Bogus laws ki , E. 

lark. S. L. 
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Honney, M. T. 
Howard, M. C. 

McKemmie, M. 

Petit, C. T. 

Pierce, D. S. 

Reed, J. B. 

White, Susan 

Ball. L. E. 

Lanphear, M. 0. 

Snyder, G. B. 

Pulley, Marion 

Van Meter, R. A . 



900 

780 

1,020 
1,020 

960 
840 

780 

1,080 

840 

960 

900 

1,680 

2,100 

1,800 

1,860 

3,500 



$ 960 

840 

1,080 

1,080 

1,080 
960 

840 

1,140 
900 
1,020 
960 
1,740 
2,340 
1,920- 
1,920 
3,600 



$ 960 

840 

1,080 

1,080 

1,080 
960 

840 
1,140 

900 
1,020** 

960 
1,740 
2,280 
1,920 
1,920 
3,600 



** Promote to Stenographer Grade II 



SALARY INCREASES REC0M1 


•tEKDED BUT 1T0T 


APPROVED 


Broadfoot, J. K. 


$2,520 


$2,700 




Bishop, E. 3?. 


1,560 


1,680 




Cook, A. M. 


1,320 


1,440 




Kenison, R. M. 


1,320 


1,440 




O'Donnel, J. 


1,080 


1,140 


Transferred 


Wharton, D. R. A. 


1,440 


1,560 


Res igned 


Gore, H. K. 


2,940 


3,240 




Brown, R. L. 


960 


1,020 


Transferred 


Gallond, G. E. 


1,620 


1,740 




Hallowell, E. 


1,520 


1,380 




Sherburne, R. E. 


1,080 


1,140 


Transferred 


Doran, W. L. 


2,940 


3,060 




Church, L. G. 


1,560 


1,620 




Parsons , D. It* 


960 


1,080 




Haskins, H. D. 


3,300 


3,420 




Smith, P. H. 


3,300 


3,420 




Tucker, M. L. 


2,940 


3,060 


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Arthur, U« G. 


1,320 


1,440 




Viets, P. W. 


2,940 


3,180 




Martin, K. 


1,020 


1,081 


Transferred 


Mercier, Marie 


1,500 


1,620 


Resigned 



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MINUT ES OF TH E ANNU AL MEETING OF TEE TRUSTEES 
State House, Boston, January 8, 1926 



The meeting was called to order in Room 460 

at 9:30 A. M. by the Secretary. The Trustees by vote, 

elected Mr. William Wheeler Acting Chairman. 

PRESENT ; Trustees Wheeler, Bacon, Bpwditch, 

Clark, Chandler, Ellis, Frost, Gerrett, 
Gilbert, Poiiard, Preston, Richardson, 
Smith and Lewis . 



issued: 



The following call for the meeting was duly 



December 26, 1925 



To the Trustees of the 

Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

Pursuant to the provisions of the by-laws, 
the annual meeting of the Trustees of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College is hereby called to convene at 
Room 136, State House, Boston, at 9:15 A. 11. Friday, 
January 8, 1926. 

Yours respectfully, 

Ralph J. Watts 
Secretary 

On motion of Mr. Ellis, it was 

VOTE D: To approve without reading the minutes 
of the meeting of September 10, 1925. 

On motion of Mr. Frost, it was 

VOTED: To approve the actions of various Trustee 
Committees for the past year. 



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Mr. Wheeler 
Acting Chair. 
man 



Call for the 
meeting- 



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Governor at His Excellency^ inability to meet with the 

Trustees at this session. It v;as 

VOTED : That the Chairman appoint a committee to 
notify the Lieutenant-Governor that the 
Trustees of the Massachusetts Agricultural 
College are meeting in annual session. 

Pursuant to the above vote the Chairman appointed 

ssrs. Ellis, Gilbert and Bowditcfcu This Committee upon 

return from the Governor's Office reported that the 

Lieutenant-Governor would be unable to meet with tie 






Trustees this day. 

On motion of Mr. Frost, it was 

VOTED : That the Chairman appoint a comnittee of 
three to submit nominations for officers 
and standing committees of the Board of 
Trustees for the ensuing year. 

Pursuant to the above vote the Chairman 

appointed Messrs. Bowditch, Frost, end Preston. 

The Acting President submitted- a list of 

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resignations and new appointments and it was 

VOTED : To approve the action of the Acting 
President in accepting the following 
res i gnat ions : 

John B. ibbott, Extension Professor of Agronomy, 

October 15, 1925 
John A. Crawford, Extension Editor, September 50, 1925 
Jessie Lyman, Stenographer, Division of Horticulture, 

November 12, 1925". 
Richard A. Mellen, Field Agent, December 10, 1925. 
rry T. Ho r tens en, Instructor in Microbiology, 

December 31, 1925 
Dorothy M. Parsons, Stenographer, Department of Botany, 

October 27, 1925. 



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It was 
VOTED ; To confirm the following new appointments: 

Leon A. Bradley, Assistant Research Professor of 

Microbiology, October 15, 1925, $2500 
Earle S. Carpenter, Supervisor of Exhibits and Extension 

Courses, November 18, 1925, .$1560 
JKary J. Foley, Instructor in Agricultural Economics, 

September 1, 1925, $1200 for 10 months. 
John P. Helyar, Extension Professor of Agronomy, 

November 50, 1925, $3,000. 
Mary F. Kent, Stenographer, Department of Botany, 

October 16, 1925, $960 
Bertha M. Lr.Plante, Stenographer, Division of Horticulture, 

December 14, 1925, $960 
Margaret E. ITagle , Stenographer, Department of Agricultural 

Economics, October 6, 1925, $960 
Orman E. °treet, Instructor in Agronomy, November 1, 1925, 

$1500. 
Mildred E. Tabor, Stenographer, Departments of Rural 

Engineering and Poultry Husbandry, September 21, 1925, 

$840 

ITEM APPOINTMENTS ON PURNELL FUNDS 

Carl R. Fellers, Research Professor of Horticultural 

Manufactures, December 1, 1925, $3,000 
Dorian P. Jefferson, Assistant Research Professor of 

Agricultural Economics, December 1, 1925, $2,640. 

Transferred from Experiment Station Funds. 
Helen Knowlton, Assistant Research Professor of Home 

Economics, January 1, 1926, $3,000. Transferred 

from Instruction for six months. 

By vote the Trustees requested the Acting 
President to formally express their sympathy to Mr. 
Kenney over the death of his Mother and the loss of his 
hous e by fire . 

The Acting President read a testimonial to the 
late Charles A. Gleason prepared by Mr. C. A. Judd of 
South Hadley and presented at a recent meeting of the 
Hampden County Harvest Club. 



Appointments 



Purnell Fund 
new appoint- 

me nt s 



Expression of 
symps thy to 
. Kenney 



Testimonial to 

line late Charles 
A. G-leason 






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Report 



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It was 

VOTED : That the Chairman appoint a committee to 
formulate resolutations on the service 
of the late Charles A. Gleason. 

Pursuant to the above vote the Chairman 
appointed Messrs. Lewis, Ellis and Smith. 

The Acting President read his report for the 
year ending November 30, 1925. This report was discussed 
and by vote accepted as presented. 

The report of the Treasurer for the year 
ending November SO, 1925 was presented and by vote 
accepted and adopted. 

The Acting President for the special committee 
on administrative relationships reported that a legislative 
bill had been drafted and filed, based on instructions 
of the Trustees of September 10, 1925. 

On motion of Mr. Preston, it was 

VOTED : That the report of the Committee as 
represented by the legislative bill 
now under consideration be accepted 
and adopted. 

The Acting President leported that he had 

been informed by the Budget Commissioner that the budget 

for 1926 will contain no recommendation for any large 

building for the Agricultural College and that the 

Trustees may not expect favorable consideration in the 

near future of their request for an appropriation for 

a dormitor . Mr. 3?rtsst on behalf of the Committee on 

Horticulture, presented the urgency for an appropriation 

for a Horticultural Manufactures Building; after 



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cuss ion and on motion of Mr. Bowditch, it was 






VOTED: That the Trustee Committee on Legislation 
he instructed to appear before the "/ays 


Horticull 1 
Manufact 




and Means Committee in support of restoring 




in the "budget an item of §60,000 for the 


Lldmg 




Horticultural Manufactures Building, 


appropriatio 




On recommendation of the Committee on 




Hoi 


'ticulture, it was 






VOTED: That the Chairman appoint a special 

committee to consider the possibility 
of a more advantageous use of the 


Inves tigation 

of use of 
laboratories 

and class roc 




laboratory and classroom facilities 
of the College and that this Committee 




report at an early meeting of the Board. 


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The Trustees received the recommendation of 




the 


■ Committee on Course of Study and Faculty relative 


I" .n 


to 


a tuition charge for residents of the State and 


chs rge 


dis 


cussed at length the policy involved. As recommended 




by 


the Committee, it was 

VOTED: That effective in September 1926 there 

be charged a tuition fee of $<D per term 
for four-year and two-year students, 
residents of the State, attending the 
Agricultural College and that such 
registration or tuition fees be charged 
other groups of students as shall be 
recommended by a special committee to 
be appointed by the Trustees. 

On recommendation of the Committee on Course 




of 


Study and Faculty it was 






VOTED: To approve the action of the Acting 


Appji:: J :.- ent of 




President in appointing Director 


3. B. 11 




Sidney B. Haskell as Acting Head 


Acting Head of 




of the Division of Agriculture, effective 


Div. o. ric. 




December 1, 1925. 


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Leave of 
absence, Prof. 
H. G. Judkins 



Depa:. _t of 

Rural E ng 1 ne e r 

ch & n g e of nan e 



.. Pos ition of 
Professor of 
Fs ^ erne n 

Purnell Funds 



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VOTED : To approve the action of the Acting 

President in granting a part- time leave 
of absence to Professor II. F. Judkins 
from November 1, 1925 to June 50, 1926, 
Professor Judkins to receive during this 
time compensation at the rate of $80 per 
mo nth . 

VOTED : That the name of the Department of 
Rural Engineering he changed to 
that of Agricultural Engineering. 

On recommendation of the Committee on 



Experiment Department it was 

VOTED: That the research position in 
Farm Management to be financed 
from Purnell Funds, established 
by vote of the Trustees of June 15, 
1925, be of the grad.e of Professor 
instead of Assistant Professor. 



Comptroller J. (p. 

Lick-- t . - T 
f r of .; idi tin 
ace :s of 
ns ti ':ution 



There 'was presented a letter from Comptroller 
;"James C. HcCormick, advising that the duty of auditing 
the accounts of the institution be transferred from 
members of the Trustees to deputies of the State 
Auditing Department and further advising that the 
Trustees select a representative to advise with the 
Treasurer in the handling of trust fund securities. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, 



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. Gterrett' 
- 1 fund 
- : s uriti 



VOTED: To approve the recommendations made by 
Comptroller McCormick relative to 
auditing and custody of trust funds. 

On motion of Mr. Ellis, it was 

VOTED : That Mr. Gerrett represent the Trustees 

in the handling of trust fund securities. 



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The Committee on nominations presented its 
report and in accordance therewith the following 
officers and standing committees were elected to serve 
for the ensuing year, it being understood that 
Mr. Clark, Chairman of the Committee on Finance, will 
serve with Mr. Gerrett and Treasurer Kenney as a 
committee in charge of investments, cutting of coupons, 
and other matters connected with trust fund securities: 

OFFICERS OF THE TRUSTEES 



His Excellency Governor Alvan T. Fuller of Boston, President 

illiam Wheeler of Concord, Vice-President 
Ralph J. Watts , of Amherst, Secretary 
Fred C. Kenney of Amherst, Treasurer 
Frank Gerrett of Greenfield, Auditor 

STAMPING COMMITTEES OF THE TRUSTEES FOR 1926 



COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 



Atherton Clark, Chairman 
George H. Ellis 
Nathaniel I. Bowditch 



Arthur G. Pollard 
Carlton D. Richardson 



COMMITTEE ON COURSE OF STUDY AND FACULTY 



William Wheeler, Chairman 
James F. Bacon 
Pays on Smith 

COMMITTEE ON FARM 



Davis R. Dewey 
John F. Gannon 
Arthur T <7. Gilbert 



Officers 



Nathaniel I. Bowditch, Chairman George H. Ellis 
Frank Gerrett Arthur W. Gilbert 

Carlton D. Richardson 

COMMITTEE ON HORTICULTURE 



Harold L. Frost, Chairman 



John Chandler 
Atherton Clark 



Charles H. Preston 



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COUHITTZL Oil EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT 



Charles H. Preston, Chairman 
Arthur "7. Gilbert 
John Chandler 



Arthur G. Pollard 
Plarold L. Frost 
Carlton D. Richardsoii 



COKLIITTEL ON BUILDINGS AND ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 



George H. Ellia , Chairman 
Prank Gerrett 
William 'heeler 



James F. Bacon 
Qhari H. Preston 
A thereon Clark 



C0I1LLITTEE ON EXTENSION SERVICE 



Join: Chandler, Chairman 
Nathaniel I. Bov;ditch 
George II. Ellis 

Arthur W. 



Harold L. Frost 
Davis R. Dewey 

John P. Gannon 



Gilbert 



iTTEE Oil LEGISLATION 



George H. Ellis, Chairman 
Pays on Smith 



Nathaniel I. Bowditch 



Williaia Wheeler 
Carlton D. Richardson 
James P. Bacon 
Arthur W. Gilbert 



The Special Committee on Educational Policy 
of the College was by vote requested to give early 
consideration to the problem of the scope of the 



College, 



On motion of Dr. Gilbert, it was 



VOTED : That the Committee on Course of Study 
and Paculty be requested to consider 
the question of the appointment of a 
permanent President of the College 
and report at the June meeting of the 
Trus tees . 



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The Chairman announced the appointment of 
the Committee on Course of Study and Faculty to 
establish the registration and tuition fees for groups 
of students other than those classified in the four- 
year and two-year courses. 

The meeting adjourned at 1:10 P. II. 

ice 

resident 




£#$2retai y 



Pursuant to the vote of the Trustees of 

January 8, 1926 the Chairman, subsequent to the meeting, 

appointed the following Committee as a special 

committee to consider the possibility of a more 

advantageous use of the laboratory and classroom 

facilities of the College : 

Mr. Atherton Claik, Chairman, -finance Committee 
Mr. Nathaniel I. Bowditch, Chairman, Farm Committe 

Mr. Harold L. Frost, Chairman, Committee on liorticu 
1 r . Cha r 1 e s H . Preston, C ha i rma n , C ommi 1 1 e e on 

Experiment Department 
Mr. George H. Ellis, Chairman, Committee on Buildings 

and Arrangement of Grounds 
Mr. John Chandler , Chairman , Extens i on Servic e 
Dr. Arthur W. Gilbert, Commissioner of Agricultur 



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four year 
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MI1TOTES OF THE SEL1I-A1HUAL MEETING OF THE TRUSTEE 



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President's Office, M. A. C, Amherst, June 14, 1926 



The meeting was called to order at 9:50 A. M. 

by the Vice-President, Mr. William Wheeler. 

PRESENT : Trustees Wheeler, Arnold, Bowditch, 
Clark, Dewey, Ellis, Frost, Gerrett, 
Gilbert, Preston, Richardson, and 
Lewis (during a part of the session.) 



issued: 



The following call for the meeting was duly 



June 3, 1926 



To the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 

In accordance with the provisions 
of the by-laws, the semi-annual meeting of 
the Trustees of the Massachusetts Agricultural 
College is hereby called to convene at the 
office of the President, Amherst, at 9:30 A.M. 
Monday, June 14, 19 26. 

Yours respectfully, 

Ralph J. V/atts 
Secretary 

By vote, the minutes of the meeting of 

January 8, 1926 were approved without res- ding. 

On motion it was 

VOTED: To confer the Degree of Bachelor 

of Science on the following members 
of the class of 1926: 



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Francis Everett Baker 
Frederic Allen Baker 
Elmer Everett Barber 
Herbert Franklin Bar tie tt 
Helen Anna Benoit 
Harry William Block 
Melvin Benjamin Borgeson 
Marguerite Rose Bosworth 
Maude Elinor Bosworth 
James Bower, Jr. 
Mary Turck Boyd 
William Karl Budge 
Stanley Lyman Burt 
Marion Stewart Cassidy 
Francis Joseph Cormier 
Philip Henry Gouhig 
John Joseph Goveney 
Evelyn Louise Davis 
Domini ck DeVito 
Ernest Albert Dick 
Eliot Perkins Dodge 
A Men Hartwell Doolittle 
Earle Lawrence Douglass 
Philip Norman Dow 
Lewis Leland Durkee 
Richard William Fes send en 
Lillian Alice Fitzgerald 
Alan Foster Flynn 
Wi 11 i a m Wa r ne r Fo r d 
Carl Arthur Fraser 
Harry Edward Fraser 
Leo Lake Galbraith 
Linus Arthur Gavin 
Marvin Warren Goodwin 
Louis Goren 
Theodore James Grant 
Herbert Grayson 
Alton Herman Gustafson 
Walter Lincoln Haynes 
Arthur Blair Hill 
Dune a If Wright Hollingworth 
Stanley Edward Howes 
Barbara Allen' Huke 
Edward Forster Ingraham 
Matthew Jameson 
Harold Stery Jensen 
Philip Johnson 
Alvah Wesley Jones 
Lawrence Lakin Jones 
Sarkis Petros Kafafian 
George Kelso 



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John Ford Lambert 
Hat ton Langshaw, Jr. 
George John Larsinos 
Emery Shaw Loud 
Majel Margaret MacMasters 
Albert Irving Mann 
Herbert Elof Mo berg 
John Mo ran 

Basil Arthur Needham 
Chester Willard Nichols 
Helen Louise Nichols 
Els ie Elizabeth Nickerson 
Roy Ellis No re rose 
Leo Altshuler Novick 
Raymond Herman Otto 
Cary Davis Palmer 
Elisabeth Clark Pomeroy 
Royal Wesley Potter 
Ruth Evelyn Putnam 
Charles Porter Reed 
James Marsh Richards 
Henry Howe Richardson 
Edward Joseph Row en 
Roland Darrow Sawyer, Jr. 
Margaret Catherine Shea 
Ray Guild Smiley 
Margaret Park Smith 
Myron Newton Smith 
Raymond Ellingwood Smith 
Loren Fillow Sniffen 
Raymond Hildreth Spooner 
Alvin Gay Stevens 
William Turner Stopford 
Charles Noyes Sullivan 
Donald Clifford Sullivan 
Augustus Francis Sweetland 
John Burrington Temple 
Albert Joseph Tetreault 
Gerald Thayer Thompson 
George Harold Thurlow 
Edwin Locke Tucker 
John Tulenko 
Charles Edgar Turner 
Levi is Morrell "VanAlstyne 
Francis Walter Warren 
Ellsworth Haines Yfheeler 
Earl Martin White 
Montague White 
Donald Reed White 
James Stewart Wilson 
George Arthur Yarwood 



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Degree of Bachelor 
of Voc. Agrie. 



Decree of 
5 ter of 

Science 



Degree of 

Doctor of 

:ilos^ 



_ cial d pprop 

for 1927 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



VOTED : To confer the Degree of Bachelor of Vocational 
Agriculture on Preston Julian Davenport. 

VOTED: To confer the Degree of Master of Science 
on the following: 



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Martin E. Gupery 
Mary Joan Foley 
Hovanes Garabedian 



Gerald Matthew Gilligan 
Donald Sewall Lacroix 
Marshall Olin Lanphear 
Gordon Pittinger Percival 



was 



ieetin|g 
of Trustees 



Re ;ment 

.P.I 

Lo ] )d 



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. '-. ... 
r . Tiedjens 



VOTED : To confer the Degree of Doctor of 

Philosophy on Joseph Raymond Sanborn. 

On recommendation of the Acting President, it 



VOTED : That the items for special appropriation 
to be included in the budget for 1927 be 
determined by the Committee on Buildings 
and Arrangement of Grounds . 

On recommendation of the Acting Pres ident , 



it was 



VOTED : That a. special meeting of the Trustees 
be held in Boston September 10, 1926 
for the purpose of considering the 
budget for 1927 and that this meeting 
be preceded by such committee meetings 
as are necessary. 

On recommendation of the Acting President, 
it Was 

VOTED: To renew the appointment of Professor 
W.P.B. Lockwood on part time for one 
year from September 1, 1926 at §1400 per 
year. 

On recommendation of the Committee on 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds it was 

VOTED : That one 

acre c land at tae Market Garden 
Pi eld Station at Waltham be leased 



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to V. A. Tiedjens for a period of 
five years at a rental of $1 per 
year, for the purpose of conducting 
research work on asparagus. 

On recommendation of the Committee on 

Experiment Department, it was 

VOTED : That an opinion from the Attorney General 
be requested concerning the authority 
of the Trustees to administer the 
Purnell, Hatch, and Adams funds on 
a uniform basis . 

Treasurer Kenney reported on the loss by 

fire, May 30, 1926, of the Cranberry Station at 

East Vareham and it was 

VOTED : That the Trustees r^uest an appropriation 
from the emergency fund in the hands of 
the Governor, of #12,000 for the 
reconstruction of the building at the 
Cranberry Station at East >.7areham and 
that the details of reconstruction 
be left with power to the President 
and the Director of the Experiment 
Station. 

The Treasurer reported that the late 

Charles A. Gleason in his will made a bequest to 

the College of $5,000 and it was 

VOTED : To authorize the President to 

represent the Trustees in accepting 
this gift. 

*he Committee on Course of Study and 

Faculty presented the folLowing report of its 

action taken June 10, 19 26: 



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Lease of land 
at M.G.F.S. to 
V.A. Tiedjens 



Opinion of 
Att. Gen. on 
urnell, Hatch 
s funds 



Loss , by fire , 
of the Cranberry 
Station 



Recons t ruction 
of the 
Cranberry Sta 



Bequest to the 
College from 
the late C. A. 
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Report Df Com. 
on C.3. & F. 
on candidate 
for permanent 
presidency of 
the College. 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



Upon motion, duly seconded, it was 

unanimously 

VOTED : That the Committee report to 
the Board of Trustees that it 
has been diligently considering 
the matter of recommending a 
candidate for the permanent 
presidency of the College, 
that its work has not yet 
been completed, and that it 
desires further time in order 
to investigate the qualifications 
of various possible candidates; 
that the Trustees be requested 
to allow the Committee until 
August 1st, within which to 
submit its final report, and, 
further that the Committee in 
the meantime will welcome 
additional suggestions from 
all Trustees, 

Upon motion, duly seconded, it was 

unanimously 

VOTED : That the Chairman of the 
Committee and Dr. Gilbert 
be, and they hereby are, 
authorized to make such 
investigation of the qualifica- 
tions of possible candidates 
for the permanent presidency 
of the College as they may 
deem proper, with power to 
procure such assistance 
therein as they may determine 
and to expend such funds for 
the purpose as may be necessary. 

The above report was discussed at length 

and on motion of Mr. Gerrett it was unanimously 

VOTED: To lay this report on the table. 



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After further discussion and on motion of 

Mr. Preston, seconded by Dr. Gilbert, it was unanimously 

VOTED: To elect Edward H. Lewis permanent 
President of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College. 

It was 

VOTED: To approve the action of the President 

in accepting the following resignations: 

Mary A. hartley, Instructor in Home Economics, 

August 31, 1926 
Patrick E. Bransfield, Analyst, Control Service, 

June 50, 1926 
George B. Dalrymple, Analyst, Control Service, 

April 50, 1926 
Gilbert ^. Field, Collector of Blood Samples , 

April 8, 1926 
Hilma M. Grahn, Stenographer, Extension Service, 

March 31, 1926 
Henry P. Judkins , Professor of Dairying, April 15, 1926 
Paul Keller, Instructor in German, August 31, 1926 
Ralph M. Ken is on, Assistant Cashier, Treasurer's Office, 

June 50, 1926 
Florence L. Loomis , Bookkeeper, Treasurers Office, 

June 16, 1926 

Ural V. Martin, Curator, Chemis try Depa rtment , June 50,1926 
Charles A. Michels , Assistant Professor of Agronomy, 

August 51, 1926 
Harlow L. Pendleton, Instructor in Dairying, April 30, 1926 
George J. Raleigh, Instructor in pomology, March 51, 1926 
Gordon C. Ring, Instructor in Zoology, August 51, 1926 
R. Elvera Schuler, Stenographer, Short Courses, April 2 
Marion L. Tucker, Assistant Extension Professor of Home 

Economics, February 15, 1926 
Ralph J. Watts, Secretary of the College, July 51, 1926 
John D. Willard, Director of Extension Service 
T. George Yaxis , Assistant Professor of Dairying, 

April 50, 1926 

VOTED : To confirm the following nevj appointments 
as reported by the President: 



Election of 
E . M . Levv is as 
Pres ident 



Res ignati ons 



1926 



J. H. Frandsen, Professor and Head of Departments of 

Dairying and Animal Husbandry, April 1, 1926, |4500 
'.illiam I. Goodwin, Field Agent, January 29, 1926, §1440 
Edna E. Kahler, Clerk, Treasurer's Office, May 17, 1926, 
$900 



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_,po intments 



Transfers 



Assignment of 

.mold 
to Trustee 
rami t tees 



Pres ident 
Lev; is accepts 
his e t- 

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Pr ent 



Finance Com. 
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Mrs. ITan L. Kelley, Library Assistant, February 1, 1926 

$1020 
Bertha Knight, Assistant Extension Professor of Home 

Economics, March 1, 1926, $2700 
Kathryn V. Toole, Stenographer, Short Courses, March 15, 

1926, $1020 
Lora A. Ward, Clerk, Extension Service, March 11, 1926 

$1200 

TRANSFERS 

Oliver 0. Roberts, Instructor in Pomology, April 1, 1926 

$1800. Transferred from Foreman, Pomology Department 

Or man E. Street, Investigator in Agronomy, April 1, 1926 
$1620. Transferred from Instructor in Agronomy. 

By vote Miss Sarah Louise Arnold recently 
appointed to the Board of Trustees, was assigned as a 
member of the Committees on Course of Study and Faculty, 
Extension Service, and Experiment Department. 

At this point Edward M. Lewis was invited to 
appear before the Board and the Vice-President informed 
him of his unanimous election as President of the College 
This appointment the President accepted with appropriate 
remarks of appreciation of the honor conferred upon him. 

The Vice-President of the Board was by vote 
appointed as a member of the Committee on Finance to 
fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles A. 
leas on. 

On recommendation of the Committee on 

Extension Service, it was 

VOTED : To elect Willard A. Munson Director of 
the Extension Service at a salary of 
$4800 per year. 






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VOTED: 



That the 
action o 
Service 
of Georg 
and that 
to r enew 
Administ 
request 
that if 
an appea 



Trustees hereby endorse the 
f the Committee on Extension 
in recommending that the salary 
e L„ Farley be $450 per year 
the President be instructed 
before the Commission on 
ration and Finance, the 
for this salary; further 
this request is not granted, 
1 be taken to the Governor. 



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On motion of Mr. Bowditch, it was 

VOTED: To accept the resignation of Ralph J. 
Watts as Secretary of the College 
and that a special Committee, including 
the Pres ident , be appointed to prepare 
an appropriate expression of apprecia- 
tion of his services. 

On motion of the President it was 

VOTED : To elect Robert D. Haw ley as Secretaiy 
of the College at a salary of .^5,000 
per year. 

On recommendation of the President, it was 




VOTED: 



That the Farm Department be organized 
as an independent administrative unit 
in the Division of Agriculture and 
that E. J. Montague ! s title be 
Assistant Professor of Farm Practice 
and Head of the Farm Department, 



VOTED : That the departments of dairy husbandry 
and animal husbandry be combined into 
one department, to be designated as the 
"Department of Animal and Dairy Husbandry 

VOTED : That the appointment of Sidney 3. Haskell 
as Acting Head of the Division of 
Agriculture be continued until the 
meeting of the Trustees in January, 1927. 

The Trustees discussed at length the 

problem of housing women students attending the 

College and it was 



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Salary of 
L. 



Geor 
Farley 



Re = ignati on of 
Ralph J. Watts 

Express ion of 
-„ reciati on 

for his 
s ervices 



Election of 
R. D. Hawl 
as Secret? rv 



Farm Dept. 

The! ep e nd e n t mi t 
in Div. of A: . 
Title of E. J. 
ntague 



"Department of 
Anims 1 ?nd 
, t Dairy Hus . " . 



S. B. Haskell 

Act. TTesd of 
Div. of 
Agriculture 



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Admission of 

men s tuden 



Ad jus traents 

in teaching 

d admin, 
s taffs 



V of 

President 



Remodelling 

Ez : 

Station Farm 
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THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

VOTED : That the President and Miss Arnold constitute 
a Committee to determine to what extent 
women may be admitted to the freshman 
class in 1926. 

On motion of Mr. Ellis, it was 

VOTED : To refer to the Committee on Course of 
Study and Faculty with power, the 
consideration of various immediate 
adjustments necessary to be made in 
the teaching and administrative staffs. 

On motion of Mr. Frost, it was 

VOTED: 'i'o refer to the Committee on Finance the 
question of determining the salary of the 
President of the College. 

On motion of Mr. Gerrett it was 



VOTED: That 




ment 



the Committee on Buildings and Arrange* 
of Grounds be instructed to consider 
the problem of remodelling the Experiment 
Station Farm House and to report at a 
future meeting of the Board.. 



The meeting adjourned at 11:50 




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To the Board of Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

My attention has been called to the fact that 
the records of the September meeting of the Trustees do 
not show that the Board voted upon special projects to 
be included in the budget this year. Mr. Ellis and Mr, 
Gerrett have suggested that the Secretary send a copy of 
the list to each member of the Board. 

You will remember that the June meeting passed 
the following vote: "that the items for special appropria- 
tion to be included in the budget for 19 27 be determined by 
the Committee on Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds." 
This action was taken in view of a list which my office 
had sent to the Commission on Administration and Finance 
in May, - in reply to a request for H a list of buildings 
needed in the future," The Committee on Buildings and 
Grounds met in Amherst on July 2 9 and approved the list 
which totalled $1,257,325. 

At the July Amherst meeting the Committee also 
voted the following list of projects to be included in 
the budget for 1927: 

1. Men's Dormitory or Women* s Dormitory. ^150 ,000-$250,000 

2* Horticultural Manufactures Building 60,000 

3. Roads and Walks 11,000 

4. Women's Gymnas ium a nd Equipment 16,450 

5. Grading Area South of Athletic Pi eld for Tennis 

Courts 10,500 

6. Few Steam Line, East Expt. Station to Micro. Bldg. 4,775 

7. Gymnasium 150,000 

8. Fire Truck (l/4-Amherst College 1/4 -Town 1/2) 2,500 

$505,225 

At the September meeting, after some discussion 

pertaining to the Dormitory items (Mo.l), it was voted by 

the full Board to recommend as substitute for that item, 
"Dormitory $150,000". 





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and recommended ''ay the Trustees 1 Committee, is found 
in the enclosure. The Treasurer has sent it to the 
Commission on Administration and Finance as the list 
of special projects desired "by the Trustees for 1927, 

Will you kindly indicate your vote upon 
this recommended list. 



Very sincerely yours, 



O, 



Edward M. Lev. is 
President. 



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October 22, 1926. 



President Edward M. Lewis, 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, 
Amherst, Massachusetts. 



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I have your communication submitted to the 
Trustees of the Massachusetts Agricultural College bearing 
upon recommendations for new buildings and permanent 
improvements for 1927* Under existing circumstances, it 
does not seem to me to be advisable to vote upon the matter. 



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October 21, 1926, 



Hon. S. M. Lewis, President 

Lass. Agricultural College 

Amnerst, Massachusetts. 

Dear Mr. Lewis: 

In reply to your esteemed favor of the 
19th instant, I beg to say that I approve the 
list recommended by the Budget Committee. 

In this connection I want to add that 
I am improving from my accident of several weeks 
ago, but was not well enough to do myself the 
great pleasure of attending your reception last 
Saturday evening » 

With kind regards to Mrs. Lewis and 
yourself, I remain 

"Very truly yours, 




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I* Dormitory 

2. Horticultural Mmufrctures Balding 

, Roods and Wo Ike 

4. Women's gonaltaa rnd Equipment 

0, Grading Are? ith of Athletic Id for 

Tennis Courts 

6« Hew St. , :- .. ,n 

to Hiorobiulogy Bu Xding 

7. Gymnasium 

8. lire fruok 

9. St J Poultry Plant 
10 • Burfee Ban^e 

11, Odlvrt over Brook In RaYine 



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60,000 

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16,400 

10,500 

©,000 

150, 000 

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7,000 






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PITTSFIELD. MASSACHUSETTS 



SUPERINTENDENT 
JOHN F. GANNON 



LUCY M. MYERS 
CLERK 



CHAIRMAN 
JOHN B. CUMMINGS 



LOUIS J. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



October 21, 1926. 



JPP 



Mr. Edward M. Lewis, President, 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, 
Amherst, Massachusetts. 

Dear Mr. Lewis:— 

Your communication of October 19, 1926 has been 
received and I would like to register my vote 
for the list as presented with the substitution 
of Dormitory $150,000. 

With best personal wishes, I remain 

Very truly yours, 




Superintendent of Schools. 



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JAMES F BACON 



WILLIAM P. KELLEY 



COX AND BACON 

COUNSELLORS AT LAW 

EIGHTH FLOOR 

77 FRANKLIN STREET 

BOSTON 



TELEPHONES 
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October 21, 1926. 



In re Massachusetts Agricultural College. 



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Mr. oidward M, Lewis, 

President Massachusetts Agricultural College, 

Amherst, Mass. 



juy dear President ;- 



1 am in receipt, to-day, of your letter 



of October 19th, with reference to approval of projects for 
permanent improvements in 1927. I approve such projects. 
; xhe list of such projects enclosed with your letter is re- 



turned herewith, bearing my signature of approval. 



Yours very truly, 



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I. iitory itf.50,000 
, HorticxLt Emufaoturea Bui Id in.. 60,000 

3. Ad Walk* 11.000 

a' 3 Gyr | ipncnt 16,400 

5. Grading Ar f Athletic Id for 

Tennis Cot 10,500 

. Hew fit tea a lAm 9 not 3 ioent Station 

to Mic 0,000 

7, Gymnasium 150,000 

8, Fire I'ruak , X 

9. Itry Plant t 400 

10. Bu ange 7 # 000 

II. Culvert ov' r Brook in Ravine 



17,800 



Boston, October 21, 1926. 
The above list of projects is hereby appi 





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PROJECTS FOR PERMAMI rTT IMPROV TS a X927_ 



1. Dormitory $150, 00 

2. Horticultural Menufrctures Building GO, 000 

3. Roods and Walks 11,000 

4. Women's Gymnasium and Equipment 16,400 

5. Grading, f Athletic Field for 

Tennis Courts 10,500 

6. Hew Steam Line,. :.t Experiment Station 

to Microbiology Bulding 5,000 

7 . Gymn? £ I urn 150, 000 

8. iFire Truck ,836 
9« Steam Heat Poultry Plant ,400 

10. Durfee Range 7,000 

11, Culvert over Brook in Ravine ",00 



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3f Bull ,000 

7. lGO f 00O 

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9« a Bent Poultry Plant 6,400 

10. 2*tyf©e 3© 7,000 

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Concord, Mass. 

October 21, 1926. 

President Edward M, Lewis, 
Massachusetts agricultural College, 
Amherst, Mass. 

My dear President:- 

I received this morning your letter of October 19 to the 
Board of Trustees, with stated total and final list, as the list 
of special projects desired by the Trustees for 19£7. 

I fully concur therein, and am returning the list here- 
with, with my vote indicated thereon accordingly. 

Very truly yours,/ 



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PROJECTS FOR P!' RMAIIENT IMPROVTISNTS . 19 27 



1. Dormitory #150,000 

2. Horticultural Manufactures Building 60,000 
. Roods and Walks 11,000 

4. Y/oraen f s Gymnasium and Equipment 36,400 

5. Grading Area South of Athletic Field for 

Tennis Courts 10,500 

6. N xi Steam Line, East Experiment Station 

to Microbi -.-logy Building 5,000 

7. Gymnasium 150,000 

8. Fire Truck 2,500 

9. Steam Heat Poultry Plant 2,400 

10. Durfee Range 7,000 

11. Culvert ov r Brook in Ravine 5,000 

$417,800 



Pursuant to letter of the President dated Oct. 19, 1926, 
transmitting the above as the list of Special Projects desired 
by the Trustees for 1927, I votey YES. 




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PROJECTS EOR PIRLIAEEIIT IICPROVEl£ENTS , 19 27 



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I. Dormitory 

2« Horticultural Manufactures Building 

3. Roads and Walks 

4. Women's Gymnasium and Equipment 

5. Grading Area South of Athletic Pi eld for 

Tennis Courts 

6* Hew Steam Line, East Experiment Station 
to Microbiology Building 

7. Gymnasium 

8. Fire Truck 

9. Steam Heat Poultry Plant 
10* Durfee Range 

II. Culvert over Brook in Ravine 




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60,000 
11,000 
16,400 

10,500 



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PROJECTS FOR PJ-g&iA^CTT IKPROVKIIKITTS , 1927 



1. Dormitory $150,000 

2. Horticultural Manufactures Building 60,000 
3* Roads and Walks 11,000 

4. Women's Gymnasium and Equipment 16,400 

5. Grading Area South of Athletic Field for 

Tennis Courts 10,500 

6. New Steam Line, East Experiment Station 

to Microbiology Building 5,000 

7. Gymnasium 150,000 

8. Fire Truck 2,5 00 

9. Steam Heat Poultry Plant 2,400 

10. Durfee Range 7,000 

11. Culvert over Brook in R s vine 3,000 




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SCHEDULE OP SALARY INCREASES TO BECOME EFFECTIVE 



Name 



Bishop, E* F. 
Cook, A. M. 
Davis, L. Luella 
Herrick, D. B. 
Hubbard, C. L. 
Kittredge, J. F. 
Martin, H. A. 
Melbye, T. V. 
Porter, B. 
Strachan, E. B. 
Serex, P. Jr« 
Lanphear, M. 0» 
Sanctuary, W. C» 
Quinlan, L. R. 
Torrey, R.E. 
Davis, W. H. 
Martin, U. V. 
Butler, P. R. 
Shumway, G. P. 
Garvey, M.E. 
Powers, './• F. 
Rowley, H.F. 
Jackson, B. P. 
Mackirnmie, A. A. 
Halliday, R. 
Julian, A. KT. 
Knowlton, Helen 
Gore, H. M. 
Hicks, Mrs. C. S. 
Burrington, G. M. 
Chapman, L» V. 
Davidson, E. G. 
Denny, A. I. 
Fisher, L. E. 
Gallond, G. E. 
Hall owe 11, E. 
Hamilton, A. H. 
Horsfall, Ella 
Mellor, R. L* 
JUagle, M. E. 
rost, E. M« 
Powell, K. L. 
^uinlan, K. C. 
Rouleau, 0. E. 



SEPTEMBER 1, 1926 



Rate 1925 



Recommended 
1926 



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367 



Approved by 
S upervisor 



$1,560 

1,320 

960 

1,260 

960 

900 

1,200 

840 

900 

1,260 

2,580 

2,280 

3,000 

2,400 

2,760 

2,700 

1,320 

1,800 

1,560 

1,500 

3,300 

780* 

1,800 

3,720 

1,800 

3,180 

2,280 

2,940 

1,000 

1,200 

1,440 

960 

960 

1,260 

1,620 

1,320 

1,200 

840 

1,200 

960 

960 

1,020 

960 

960 



$1,680 
1,560 
1,020 
1,320 
1,140** 

960 
1,260 

960 

960 
1,380# 
2,700 
2,520 
3,180 
2,520 
2,820 
2,820 
1,440 
1,920 
1,680 
1,560 
5,600 

900* 
1,920 
3,900 
1,920 
3,300 
2,400 
3,120**** 
1,200*** 
1,260 
1,500 
1,020 
1,020 * 
1,320 
1,740 
1,440 
1,260 

900 
1,260 
1,080 
1,020$ 
1,080 
1,020 
1,020 



$1,680 



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1,560 

1,020 

1,320 

1,140 

960 

1,260 

960 

960 

1,380# 

2,700 

2,520 

3,180 

2,520 



2,820 



.,820 



1,440 
1,920 
1,680 
1,560 
3,600 

900* 
1,920 
3,900 
1,920 
3,300 
2,400 
3,120-*** 
l,200' v ** 
1,260 
1,500 
1,020 
1,020** 
1,320 
1,740 
1,440 
1,260 

900 
1,260 
1,080 
1,020$ 
1,080 
1,020 
1,020# 



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Same 


Rate 1925 


Recommended 


Approved by 






1926 


Supervisor 


Streeter, E» 


#1,320 


#1,440$^ 


$1,440$^ 


Tabor, M. E. 


840 


900 


900 


Turner, CM. 


1,260 


1,320 


1,320 


Vo ride 11, E, M. 


900 


960 


960 


Walsh, S. E. 


960 


1,020^ 


1,020%% 


Weymouth, B. M» 


1,440 


1,500 


1,500 


Archibald, J. G. 


2,760 


2,940 


2,940 


Ayers, T. T. 


1,620 


1,740 


1,740 


Bailey, J. S» 


1,800 


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2 , 2.2.0fo%/o% 


Bourne, A. I. 


2,760 


2,940 


2,940 


Bradley, L. A. 


1,660 


1,780* 


1,780* 


Cutler, W. L. 


1,260 


1,380 


1,380 


Doran,W. L. 


2,940 


3,060"*"* 


3,060^*** 


Gilligan, G. M. 


1,620 


1,920 


1,920 


Guba, B. F. 


2,400 


2,580 


2,580 


Hays, P. A. 


3,300 


3,480 


3,480 


Jones, J. P. 


2,880 


3,000 


3,000 


Miner, G. I. 


1,440 


1,500 


1,500 


Pyle, S. J. 


2,700 


2,820 


2,820 


Tiedjens, V.A. 


2,520 


2,700 


2,700 


Whitcomb, W. D. 


2,100 


2,280 


2,280 


Church, L. G, 


1,560 


1,620 


. 1,620 


Eppler, M. G» 


1,020 


1,030 


1,080 


Me ehan , S • E . 


1,260 


1,320 


1,320 


Haskins, H. D. 


3,300 


3,420 


3,420 


Prescott, L. 


960 


1,020 


1,020 


Smith, P. H. 


3,300 


3,420 


3,420 


Walker, L. S. 


2,580 


2,700 


2,700 


Grover, C. B. 


1,320 


1,380 


1,380 


Branch, P. H. 


3,300 


3,420 


3,420 


Carpenter, E. S. 


1,560 


1,680 


1,680 


Cole, W. R. 


2,940 


3,120 


3,120 


Parley, G. L# 


4,000 


4,500 


4,200 


Foley, M. E. 


2,580 


2,700 


2,700 


Hav/ley, R. D. 


2,700 


2,820 


2,820 


Helyar, J. P. 


3,000 


3,120 


3,120 


Howe, W. F. 


3,300 


3,420 


3,400 


Koon, R. M. 


3,180 


3,300 


3,300 


Nodine, E.H. 


2,340 


2,460 


2,460 


Thies, W.H. 


2,520 


2,700 


2,700 


Arthur, M. G. 


1,320 


1,560 


1,560 


Boguslawski ,E . M. 


840 


900 


900 


Clark, S.L. 


1,080 


1,140** 


1,140** 


Honney, M. T. 


1,080 


1,140 


1,140 


Lee, H. A. 


960 


1,020** 


1,.02Q** 


Iyman, P. 


840 


900 


900 


McKemmie, H.E. 


840 


900 


900 


Petit, C.T. 


1,140 


1,200 


1,200 


Pierce, D. 


900 


960 


960 


Reed, J. B. 


1,020 


1,080** 


1,080** 


White, C.H. 


960 


1,020** 


1,020** 



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Name 



Rate 1925 



Recommended 
1926 



Approved by 

Supervisor 



Arrington, Luther $1,800 

French, A, P. 1,980 

Pulley, Marion 1,920 

Snyder, G. B. 1,920 

Viets, P. W. 2,940 

Martin, K. 1,200 



91,980 

2,100 

1,980 

2,160%%%^ 

3,180 

1,320 



$1,920 
2,100 
1,980 
2,160%^ 
3,000 
1,320 



SALARY IHGRSASS RECOMMENDED BUT HOT APPROVED 



Broadfoot, J.K. 



12,520 



$2,700 



# It is understood that this makes a total salary 
of §1680 for this position 

* Part Salary 

*"* Promoted to Stenographer, St II 
*** Part Time 
**** Promoted to Professor, ACI III 

***l/2 from Clerks, Instruction and 1/2 from Clerks, 
.Experiment Station 
% |690 from Clerks, Instruction and $330 from 
Clerks Experiment Station 
%% Promoted to Clerk, CI III 

" " Sr. Clerk, CI IV. $540 from Clerks, 
Instruction, and $960 from Clerks, Experiment 
Station 

cfafa 



yofo/o 



~/o%%% Promoted to Asst. Professor ACI II 



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INDEXED 



Call i'cr 
the Meeting 



Resignaticns 



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MIjTtffl SS OF SOCIAL l EETILTj OF TRUSTEES 
Hotel Bellevue., Boston, September 10, 1926 



The meeting was called to order at 9:40 A.M. 

by the Vice-President, Mr. William ,/heeler. 

PRESENT ; Trustees Wheeler, Arnold, Bacon, 

Bowditeh, Chandler, Clark, Dewey, Ellis, 
Frost, Gannon, Gerrett, Gilbert and 
Lewis. Treasurer Kenney was also present. 

The following call for the meeting was read: 

August 27, 1926 

To the Trustees of the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

Pursuant to the vote of June 14th, a special 
meeting of the Trustees of the Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural College is hereby called to convene at Room 136, 
State House, Boston, at 9:30 A.M. Friday, September 10, 
1926. 

The purpose of the meeting will be to con- 
sider the budget for current expenses for 1927, and to 
transact such other business as may properly be pre- 
sented. 

Important committee meetings will be held on 
Thursday, September 9, and it is hoped that you will 
reserve this date also for this purpose. 

Yours respectfully, 

Robert D« Hawley 
Secretary. 

The minutes of the meeting of June 14, 1926, 

were approved without reading. 

It was 

VOTED : To approve the action of the President 

in accepting the following resignations: 



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Max F. Abell, Assistant Professor of Farm Management, 
September 1, 1926 

Dorothy Adams, Stenographer, Department of Dairying and 
Animal Husbandry, July 14, 1926 

May G. Arthur, Chief Clerk, Extension Service, October 1, 
1926 

Theodore T. Ayers, Investigator in Botany, August 31,1926 

Genevieve M, Burrington, Clerk, Department of Dairying and 
Animal Husbandry, September 28, 1926 

Morton H.Cassidy, Asst. Professor of Beekeeping, August 
31, 1926 

Dorothy B. Herrick, Stenographer, President* s Office, 
July 31, 1926 

Mrs, Hazel Kussell Jack, Stenographer, Department of Ru- 
ral Home Life, August 14, 1926 

Belding F. Jackson, Instructor in English, August 31,1926 

Donald S. Le.croix, Investigator in Agriculture, August 
31, 1926 

Bertha M. LaPlante, Stenographer, Division of Horticulture, 
August 4, 1926 

Lucile a, Reynolds, State Leader of County Home Demon- 
stration Agents, September 7, 1926 

George F, Shumway, Instructor in Mathematics, August 31, 
1926 

Newell L. Sims, Professor of Rural Sociology, June 3D, 1926 

Orman E« Street, Investigator in Agronomy, November 1,1926 

Harriet M. Woodward, Assistant State Club Leader, September 
8, 1926 

The services of Miss Helena T. Goessmann, 

connected with the English Department since 1910, were 

terminated by death on August 19, 1926 

VOTED: To confirm the following new appointments 
as reported by the President: 

Edith E. Benson, Stenographer, Division of Horticulture, 

August 1, 1926, $780 
Harold D.Boutelle, Instructor in Mathematics, September 

1, 1926, $1,800 
Philip H. Couhig, Instructor in Physical Education (for 

one year) September 1, 1926, $1,200 
Frederick M. Cutler, Assistant Professor of Rural So- 
ciology (for one year) September 1, 1926, $2,700 
L. Leland Durkee, Instructor in German, September 1, 1926, 

$1,620 
Clayton L»Farrar, Instructor in Entomology and Beekeeping, 

September 1, 1926, $1,800 
Mary J. Foley, Instructor in Agricultural Economics, 

September 1, 1926, $1,920 
Marion E. Forbes, Assistant State Leader of County Club 

Agents, September 1, 1926, $2,300 



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and 
Promotions 



Budget for 
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1927, 



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James E. Puller, Instructor in Microbiology, July 1,1926, 

$1 , 440 
Chauncey M. Gilbert, Instructor in Zoology, September 1, 

1926, $1,620 
Marvin W. Goodwin, Analyst, Control Service, July 1,1926 

|1,440 
Linus H. Jones, Assistant Research Professor of Botany, 

September 1, 1926, |2,520 
Merrill J. Mack, Instructor in Dairying, September 1, 

1926, $1,980 
Ruth E. Merrick, Chief Clerk, Extension Service, August 

9, 1926, #1,440 
Alfred Nicholson, Instructor in English, September 1, 

1926, $1,800 
Harold W. Smart, Instructor in Farm Lav/, Business English 

and Public Speaking, September 1, 1926, $1,800 
Richard W. Smith, Jr. , Assistant Professor of Dairying, 

September 1, 1926, $2,340 
Gerald J. Stout, Instructor in Vegetable Gardening, 

September 1, 1926, $1800 
Marion L. Tucker, Assistant Professor of Home Economics, 

September 1, 1926, $2,500 
Henry Van Roekel, Specialist, Control Service. July 15, 

1926, $2,400 
Clifton B. Waite, Field Agent, Disease Control, august 

1, 1926, $1,200 
Ethel M. Wood, Stenographer, Extension Service, July 13, 

1926, $780 

Transfers and Promotions 

Margaret T. Honney, Clerk, Dairy Department, August 23, 
1926, $1,200. Transferred from Stenographer, Exten- 
sion Service. 

Robert J. McFall, Research Professor of Agr*l Economics, 
Purnell Funds, August 1, 1926, $3,720. Transferred 
from Extension Professor of Agricultural Economics 

Eleanor Rowell, Stenographer, Department of Animal and 
Dairy Husbandry, July 1, 1926, $780. Transferred 
from Stenographer, Extension Service. 

The budget for current expenses for 1927 as 

recommended by the various committees, including the 

Finance Committee. was presented and discussed. It was 

VOTjjD : To approve a budget which will not exceed 

by more than $36,000 last year r s appropria- 
tion ($901,200) and to empower the President 
to make the necessary modification of the 
budget as presented. 




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ford was received explaining the absence of 
Trustee Pollard, Mr. Pollard had "been in an automo- 
bile accident a few days before and was slightly in- 
jured. It was unanimously 

VOTED : To request the Secretary to write a 
word of sympathy to Mr. Pollard ex- 
pressive of the sincere feeling of 
the Board. 

The report of the Committee on Buildings 

and Arrangement of Grounds recommending special 

appropriations for buildings and equipment, was 

presented by the President. The following items 

v/ere recommended by this Committee as representing 

the building needs of the College for the near future 

1. Freshman Dormitory ($150,000) or 

Woman r s Dormitory $250,000 

2. Gymnasium. 350,000 

3. Administration & Recitation Bldg. . 100,000 

4. Physics Bldg. (Completion of Micro. 

Laboratory) 150,000 

5. enlargement of Clark Hall 65,000 

6. Horticultural Manufactures Bldg. & 

Equipment. 60,000 

7. Roads and Walks 30,000 

8. Enlarging College Reservoir .... 25,000 

9. Practice House - Home Economics . . 21,000 

10. Women* s Gymnasium and Equipment . . 16,450 

11. Bldgs. & Equipment for Egg Laying 

Contest ..... 15,000 

12. Better Fire Protection 50,000 

13. House for the Chief Engineer. • • • 7,500 

14. New Steam Line, East Sxpt. Station to 

Microbiology Building ..... 4,775 

15. Repairs on the Old Durfee Greenhouse. 4,000 

16. Making over Fourth Floor of North 

College 4,000 

17. Culvert for Brook in Ravine 2,600 

18. Additional Land, Cranberry Station at 

East Wareham 1,000 

19. Repairs on the Harlow House 1,000 

20. Librarv Building-imoortant but tenta- 

tive 100,000 

11,257,325 



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uf Mr 



i'ullard 






{Tor a of 
sympathy to 
Mr. Pollard 



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of the College 



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Policy of 
enlarging 
accommoda- 
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girl studsnts 



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The first four items are in the order of the 
Committee's estimate of their importance. 

Item 11 has the general endorsement of the 
Committee "but is not urged as especially important. 

Item 12 is provisional upon an improved ser- 
vice by the town and utility company concerned with 
water supply in order that the investment by the College 
may be effective. 

The further recommendation of this committee 

in its meeting of the preceding day relative to the 

dormitory item was then presented. The question of 

priority building needs and of policy in enlarging 

facilities for girl students was then discussed at some 

length. A diversity of opinion was apparent as to 

policy in developing facilities for girl students. It 

was therefore, 

VOTUD : That the Trustee sub -committee on Scope 
of the College investigate the problem 
and report at the January meeting. 

It was 

VOTED: That Miss Arnold be named a member of 
this Committee. 

The motion was proposed that the first item 

in the budget for special appropriations be a dormitory 

for men. This motion was subsequently defeated. It was 

V0T31D ; That the recommendation-; of the Committee 
on Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds 
for special appropriations be approved 
except that the first item be Dormitory 
$150,000 without further specification. 



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It was 

VOTED : To approve the recommendation of the 

Building Committee that a sub-committee 



investigate the desirability of pur- 
chasing the Hash property in Amherst 

It was further 



and 



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Hash 
Property 



V0T5D : That this Committee shall have power to 
include an item of such purchase in the 
1927 budget. 

The Chairman named the following Committee: 

Mr.Ellis, Mr. Gerrett and Miss Arnold. 

It was 

VOTED ; To approve the recommendation of the 

Finance Committee that the above named 
special committee investigate the need 
for repairs or for demolishing the Durfee 
Range and that this Committee made re- 
commendations for next year's budget to 
the extent of $7,000 upon the results of 
its investigations. 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds, it was 

VOTED : That the proposed new gymnasium shall be 
used for physical education purposes only* 

It was 

VOTSD : To accept the recommendation of the 

Building Committee to ask for authority 
to have drawn new plans for the proposed 
gymnasium. 

It was 

VOTSD : To accept the recommendation of the Finance 
Committee to approve the salary maxima 
suggested by the President to the agency 
in charge of reclassification. These are 
as follows: 



Committee to 
Investigate 
Duriee Range 



Proposed gym- 
nasium to be 
used for phy- 
sical educa- 
tion purposes 
only 



Plans for 
gymnasium 



Approval 
salary 
maxima 



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Support Of 
new salary 
maxima 



Committee 

to approve 
expenditure: 
for main- 
tenance 



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Instructors 
Asst. Profs, 
Professors 
Heads of Ad- 
ministrative Departments 



It was 



>2100 from $2000 (approximately) 
5300 from 3000 B 
4200 from 3900 " 

4500-5000 from 4200-4500 
(approximately) 



V0T3D ; To approve the recommendation of the 

Finance Committee that a sub-committee 
of the Trustees "be named to support, before 
the Agency mentioned above, the President's 
recommendations for increases in salary 
maxima. 

The following committee was appointed: 

Mr. Gannon 
Miss Arnold 
Mr. Wheeler 

It was 

V0T5D ; That it be recommended that a committee 
of three trustees be authorized to 
approve exi>enditures for maintenance and 
special appropriations and to sign all 
schedules for such payment each month at 
the Office of the Commission on Admini- 
stration and Finance in Boston, the sig- 
nature of two members being sufficient 
authority to satisfy the ruling of the 
Commission on Administration and Finance. 

The following committee was named: 

Mr. William V/heeler, Chairman of the Board 
Mr.Atherton Clark, Chairman of the Committee on 
Finance 
Mr. Frank Gerrett, Auditor 

It was 

VCO: To ratify the action of the special 

committee which has passed upon expendi- 
tures for maintenance since August 4, 
1926, the date v/hen the new law affirming 
trustee control became effective. 

Upon the recommendation of the Finance 

Committee, it was 



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VOTZD: 



To adopt the suggestions made "by the 
Commission on Administration and Finance 
relative to the management of the Dining 
Hall. These suggestions are as follows: 



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1. 



2. 



That "board be increased to 47.50 per 

week 



Adoption of 
suggestions 
relative to 
management of 
Dining Hall 



That supplies which can "be conveniently 
purchased at a saving by the State 
Purchasing Agent, be ordered through 
his office. 



Upon the recommendation of the Finance 



Committee, it was 



VOTED: 



To grant leaves of absence to Professor 
Ashley for three months and to Professor 
Osmun for six months, provided the work 
of these men can be carried by other mem- 
bers of the Department without additional 
expense to the Commonwealth. 



weaves of 
absence to 
Prof .Ashley 
and Prof . 
Osmun 



A gift of $1,000 from the Massachusetts 
Society for the Promotion of Agriculture, and a gift 
of $120 from the Forth Shore Garden Club were acknow- 
ledged and the President was requested to write a 
letter of appreciation on behalf of the Trustees. 

Treasurer Kenney explained the situation 
which has arisen as a result of the taking over of 
room accommodations for girl students at Draper Hall. 
Eleven stenographers who have roomed there at a rate 
of $1.50 per week, have been forced to find rooms 
elsewhere and to pay approximately twice as much. 
Since these girls came to the college with the under- 
standing that rooms were available at this rate, the 
Treasurer felt that extra compensation should be 
granted them to take care of the situation justly. 



Gifts 



Stenographers 
rooming in 
Draper Hall 



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Approval 
of Purneli 
budget 



Extra com- 
pensation 

for Mr. 
Redman 



Heedy 

Students 



Excuse 
from ilili- 
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It was 

VOTED ; That the sub-committee previously appointed 
to investigate the Mash property be au- 
thorized to investigate this problem and 
empowered to make arrangements to care for 
this matter. 

It was 

VOTED ; To approve the Purneli Budget for 1927 as 
presented by Director Haskell upon the 
recommendation of the Committee on Ex- 
periment Department, 

It was 

VOTED ; To approve the recommendation of the 
Committee on Extension Service to pay 
Mr. Redman, Assistant Director Extension 
Service, §200 additional salary for his 
overtime service and extra responsibility 
as Acting Director during the two months 
(July and August) between the director- 
ships of Mr. Wi Hard and Mr. Munson. 

The President reported the large demand for 
financial aid by students and asked for any suggestions 
which might be of assistance to the administration in 
taking care of this problem. 

The President called to the attention of 
the Board a pamphlet relating to military training in 
public schools and college and asked for advice rela- 
tive to handling applicants for excuse from military 
drill, should such arise. 
It was 

VOTED ; That such applications be referred to the 
Committee on Course of Study and Faculty 
and that this Committee be empowered to 
act upon them. 



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President 



Au Secretary 



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IKD3X2 



Call for 
the meeting 



Treasurer's 
Report 



Governor 
Fuller 



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IlHTUTaS ? THE AMUAL MB&TIHG Off TKS TRU5T.bJE5 
State House, .boston, January 7, 1927 



The meeting convened at 9:30 A.M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. William wheeler presiding. 

i^RSSaiTT : Trustees Wheeler, Arnold, bacon, 

iiowditch, Chandler, Clark, Dewey, Ellis, 
Gerrett, Gilbert, Pollard, Preston, 
Richardson, and LeYfis. Treasurer Kenney 
was also present. 

The Secretary read the call for the meeting: 

December 27, 1926 

To the Trustees of the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

Pursuant to the provisions of the "by-laws, 
the annual meeting of the Trustees of the Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College is hereby called to convene 
at Room 136, State House, boston, at 9:15 A.M. on 
Friday, January -7, 1927. 

Yours respectfully, 

Robert D. Hawley, 
Secretary 

It was moved and 

V0T3D ; To dispense v/ith reading of the minutes 
of the preceding meeting. 

The report of the Treasurer for the year 
ending November 30, 1926 was presented and by vote 
accepted and adopted. 

The Chairman appointed Messrs. Ellis,Gerrett 
and Chandler as a committee to wait upon the governor, 
and to notify him that the Trustees of the Massachusetts 



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Agricultural College are meeting in annual session. 

This committee returned to report that the Governor 

would make an effort to attend the session although 

important "business might prevent him from doing so • 

It was moved and 

VOTED: That the actions of the various trustee 
committees during the past year be 
approved. 

The Chairman appointed Messrs. Preston, 
Bowditch and Clark as a committee to make nominations 
for standing committees and officers for the Board of 
Trustees for the ensuing year. . 

The President presented the report of the 
Trustee Committee on Course of Study and Faculty which 
included the following recommendations: 

1. That Director Haskell be continued as Acting ^? cto r- 
Head of the Division of Agriculture until the?^ 11 ^ ?q P ^ 
June meeting of the Board of Trustees. 

2. That the following appointments and resigna- 
tions made by the President since the last 
meeting of the Trustees, be confirmed. 



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dominations 
for standing 
committees 



UOBW APPOINTMENTS 

Rollin H. Barrett, Assistant Professor of Farm Manage- 
ment, November 1, 1926, $2,760 

Marian V. Brown, Clerk, Department Agricultural Eco- 
nomics, October 7, 1926, $1,020 (Purnell Funds) 

Mrs. Myrl G. Clary, Stenographer, Extension Service, 
December 1, 1926, $'900 

Miles H. Cubbon, Assistant Professor of Agronomy, 
September 1, 1926, £2,700 

Esther S. Davies, Assistant Research Professor of Home 
Economics, January 1, 1927, $3,000 (Purnell Funds) 

Delmar Dunbar, Instructor in French and Spanish, 
January 1, 1927, $250 per month for five months 

Olive L. Gillett, Stenographer, Extension Service, 
September 13, 1926, $960 



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Transfers and 
Promotions 



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Mrs. Annette T. Kerr, State Leader of Rome Demonstra- 
tion Agents, December 1, 1926, $3,600 

Mary S. Konnay, Bookkeeper, Treasurer's Office, 
September 13, 1926, $840 

Joseph L. Kelley, Investigator in Cranberry Studies, 
December 1, 1926, £1,680 

Honald L. Mighell, Investigator in J^arm Management, 
January 1, 1927, #2,400 (Purnell Funds) 

Paul R. kelson, Investigator in Chemistry, December 1, 
1926, o?l,620 

Grunow 0. Oleson, Extension Editor, October 25, 1926, 
$2,220 

Edwin 0. Turner, Curator, Chemistry Department, Septem- 
ber 15, 1926, §1,200 

Eileen Y.Walker, Stenographer, Department of Home 
Economics, September 1, 1926, $840 

RESIGN AT IOHS 



Elizabeth Boguslawski, Stenographer, Extension Service, 

November 4, 1926 
Gerald M.Gilligan, Investigator iri Chemistry, October 

15, 1926 
Bertha Knight, Died September 28, 1926 

TRANSFERS AND PROMPT I PITS 

L. Luella Davis, Assistant Cashier, Treasurer's Office, 
September 20, 1926, $1,200. Promoted from Clerk, 
Treasurer's Office. 

it was moved 

VOTED: That the above recommendations of the 

Committee on Course of Study and faculty, 
be confirmed and approved, and the report 
be adopted. 

The President explained to the Board a situa« 

tion which involves conflict of dates at Commencement 

time. On the motion of Mr. Ellis, it was 



VOTE D ; That the Chairman appoint a Committee 

which will have power to arrange for other 
Commencement dates if this seems advisable. 



The Chairman appointed the following Committe 
Trustees Dewey, Gilbert, Bowditch, Chandler andClark. 



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The President spoke briefly of the situation Housinrr< irl 
of housing girl students and of the needs of the De- j ^ds^of de- 
partment of Rural Hone Life. Miss Arnold emphasized : lurai^ome^ 
particularly the need for a practice house for the 
home economics course and it was 

VOTED: That the Chairman appoint a committee of 
trustees to 3tudy the situation and repor 
at the June meeting a plan for either a 
temporary or permanent practice house 
arrangement • 

The Chairman appointed Trustees Ellis, Arnold, 

Richardson, Smith and Lewis* 

The report of the Committee on Extension Ser-Re of 

Extension Ser- 
vice was made by Mr. Chandler. Upon the motion of Dr. v' 

Dewey, it was, 

VOTED ; To adopt the report. 

Mr. Bowditch reported for the Committee on 

Farm. The following recommendations of this Committee 

were acted upon* It was 



Report of 
Committee on 
Farm 



VOTED: To approve the purchase of an auto truck 
costing approximately $1000 and the em- 
ployment of a salesman at approximately 
$120 per month for the purpose of selling 
and distributing the products of the Divi- 
sion of Agriculture, provided the Presi- 
dent can make necessary arrangements at 
the State House. If arrangements cannot 
be made at the State House, the matter 
should again be referred to the Trustees. 

It was 



Auto truck 
for Division 
of Agriculture 



VOTED i To approve the recommendations of the 
Committee as embodied in its report of 
January 6th as they have to do with the 
plan for the eradication of cattle abor- 
tion from the farm herd, dxcept that item 
2 of those recommendations shall be subject 
to any restrictions by the Commission on 
Administration and Finance ■ 



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of cattle 
abortion 



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Report of 
Committee on 
Farm 

Report of Co- 
mmittee on 
Buildings Be 
Grounds 



Recommenda- 
tions of 
Committee on 
Buildings and 
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Grounds 



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It was 

VOTED ; To adopt the report of the Farm Committee. 

The report of the Committee on Buildings and 

Grounds was made by Mr. Ellis, and it was 

VQT5D: That the report "be approved and the re- 
commendations "be adopted. 

The vote referred to the following recommenda- 
tions t Those recommendations involving appropriations 
had previously "been approved by the .Finance Committer 

1. That two six-car garages be included in the bud- 
get for future construction, one for the use of 
the Power Plant and the other for administration 
cars at South College. The estimated cost for 
both is i5,000. 



2. 



That $6,000 be included in the budget for 1927 
for new construction for fire protection, 
^4,000 for construction in the Library and 
$ 2*000 for the extension of water mains. 



3. 



4. 



Report of 

Finance Committe^ Mr#clark> chairman, and it was 



That i$4,000 be included in the budget for tile 
construction in the churn room of Flint Labora- 
tory. 

That any member of the staff desiring to remove 
equipment from college buildings should first 
receive permission from the Head of his de- 
partment. Permission should not be given for a 
period in excess of two weeks. All property 
thus removed from college buildings should be 
reported to the Treasurer who is custodian of 
all college property. If it is necessary to keep 
equipment longer than two weeks, approval in 
writing should be secured from the Treasurer. 
Removal of any property without this permission 
will be at the risfc of the individual who takes 
it. 

The report of the Finance Committee was made 



VOTED: To approve the report and adopt the 
recommend a ti ons . 




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The following are the recommendations of the 



Pina.no e Commit tee t 



1. 



That the gift from the Porter L.Newton Estate 
of $23,411.33 he invested and the income 



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therefrom he used for scholarships to students ° x finance 

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2. 



3. 



desiring to specialize in agriculture , and 
that it be administered as are other scholar- 
ship funds by a Committee consisting of the 
President, the Dean and the Treasurer. 

That the gift of £5,000 from the Charles A. 
Gleason Estate be invested and the income 
therefrom be used as a loan fund to help stu- 
dents secure an education at the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, the money to be loaned 
at a rate not to exceed b% and to be payable 
within three years from graduation. 

That the following be a basis for exemption 
from tuition: 

Members of the staff who have received the 
approval of the President to take a course 
for professional improvement shall be exempt. 

All teachers employed by the Commonwealth who 
are required by the regulations of the Depart 
ment of Education to take certain teacher 
training courses, shall be exempt in taking 
courses conducted for that purpose. 



4. To rescind the previous action of the Board 
prohibiting the entering of tips and porter 
fees in travel expense accounts. 

5. To make an extra charge of 10^ upon all sales 
at the college dining hall to persons not 
connected with the college. 

Mr. Ellis reported for the Special Trustee 

Committee on the Durfee Range and the purchase of the 



Committee 






Report of Spe- 
cial Trustee 
Committee on 



Nash property, stating that the majority of the Committee U J ® e "f ng - 
* * ' a j g n( j purchase oi 



had inspected the properties and had recommended the 
repair of theDurfee Range Greenhouse to cost $7,000 
which item is included in the current budget, and had 
not recommended the purchase of the Nash property. 



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President's 
Report 



Officers 
and Standing; 
Committees 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

The President read his report for the year 

ending November 30, 1926. upon the motion of Miss 

Arnold, it was 

VOTED: To accept the report with appreciation. 

Mr. Preston reported for the Committee on 

Nominations and in accordance therewith the following 

officers and standing committees were elected to serve 

for the ensuing year: 

OFFICERS Off THE TRUSTEES 

His Excellency Governor Alvan T • Fuller of .boston, 

President 
William Wheeler of Concord, Vice-President 
Robert D. Hawley of Amherst, Secretary 
Fred C. Kenney of Amherst, Treasurer 
Frank Gerrett of Greenfield, Auditor 

STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE TRUSTEES FU R 1927 

COMMITTEE UN FINANCE 



Atherton Clark, Chairman 
George H. Ellis 
Nathaniel I. Bowditch 



William. V/heeler 
Arthur G. Pollard 
Carlton D.Richardson 



COMMITTEE ON COURSE OF STUDY AND FACULTY 

William Wheeler, Chairman Davis R. Dewey 
James J?-. Bacon John F. Gannon 

Pay son Smith Arthur W. Gilbert 

Miss Sarah Louise Arnold 

COMMITTEE ON FARM 

Nathaniel I. Bowditch, Chairman George H. Ellis 
Frank Gerrett Arthur W. Gilbert 

Carlton D.Richardson 

COMMITTEE ON HORTICULTURE 



Harold L» Frost, Chairman 
Charles H. Preston 



John Chandler 
Atherton Clark 



COMMITTEE ON EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT 

Charles H. Preston, Chairman Arthur G. Pollard 
Arthur W. Gilbert Harold L. Frost 

John Chandler Carlton D.Richardson 

Miss "Sarah Louise Arnold 



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COMLTITTEE 01T BUILDINGS AED AHRASTGEMSST 01 &R0'U!£DS 



George H. Ellis, Chairman 
ij'rank Gerrett 
William Wheeler 



James ±r. Bacon 
Charles K. Preston 
Atherton Clark 



COMMITTEE OE" EXTENSION SERVICE 



John Chandler, Chairman 
.Nathaniel- I. Bowditch 
George K. Ellis 
Harold L. Frost 



Davis R. Dewey 

John 3?« Gannon 

Arthur ¥• Gilbert 

Miss Sarah Louise Arnold 



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George H. Ellis, Chairman William Wheeler 
Payson Smith Carlton D.Richardson 

Nathaniel I* Bowditch James E. Bacon 

Arthur W. Gilbert 

President Lewis read the report of the 

Trustees Sub -Commit tee on the Scope of the College 

and it was 

VOTED: That this be accepted as a report of 

progress and that a meeting of the full 
Board be called when this Committee is 
ready to make final report. 

The meet ins ad.1ourned.-at 12 o'clock noon. 



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Resolutions 
on Resigna- 
tion of Ralph 
J. Watts 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



RESOLUTIONS ON THE RESIGNATION OF 



Secretary Ralph J. Watts 



BY THE BOARD OT TRUSTEES 
IN SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING, June 14, 1926 

Pursuant to action of the Board of Trustees 
taken at the semi-annual meeting held June 14, 1926, 
the following is inscribed upon the records as an 
expression of appreciation for the services rendered 
to the College by Mr. Ralph J. Watts, who resigned 
as secretary on July 1, 1926. 

"Mr. Watts served the college faithfully 
and well for eighteen years. During the larger part 
of this time he was secretary of the institution. His 
knowledge of the alumni was more intimate than that of 
any other person on campus, and he "bore a large part 
in building the present influential alumni organiza- 
tion. Moreover, he had made many outside contacts and 
had accumulated a store of information that was in- 
dispensable to the executive. His retentive mind 
easily reached back with unerring accuracy to almost 
everything that had happened during his long tenure of 
office. He was always, however, more than a secretary 
and recorder. He knew the business of the college more 
thoroughly even than his superiors. He loved his work 



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and delighted in every advance that promised success 
to his Alma Mater. So one ever gave her a more Y/hole< 
hearted or devoted service." 



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Explanation 
of call lor 
meeting- 



President 
Lewis 1 formal 
resignation 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



MINUTES OF SPEC IAL ME TING Qij' TRUSTEES 
State House, Boston, April 29, 1927 



The meeting convened at 2 P.M.. with the 



Chairman, Mr 
PRESENT 



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tVilliam wheeler presiding. 



Trustees Wheeler, Ellis, Clark, Preston 
Pollard, G-ilhert, .-ii chard son, Frost, 
Bacon and President Lewis. 




The Chairman explained the call for the 
meeting in the resignation of President Lewis. He 
spoke, of the regret with which the news of his resigna- 
tion had "been received and called upon the President 
to make whatever statement he desired. 

After a few words of explanation, the Presi- 
dent announced his formal resignation as follows? 

"Gentlemen of the Board of Trustees? 

The Trustees of the University of New Hamp- 
shire have called me to its presidency and I have 
accepted. I herewith present to your honorable "body 
my resignation as President of the Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College. 

It is with profound regret that I separate 
myself from the service of the College and all that it 
means, - separation from the cordial association with 
the members of your Board, from my loyal and friendly 
colleagues on the faculty, from my young friends in the 
student "body, and from the great "body of loyal Alumni 
and supporters. You will appreciate, I am sure, that 





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-L did not reach this important decision without long 
and serious deliberation. My affection for M.A.C* is 
so deep and my life has become so closely interwoven 
with her intimate interests and welfare, that I could 
not take this step, you may "be sure, without satis- 
fying myself completely that it is best not only for 
myself, but for the institution. 

The New Hampshire opportunity offers a lar- 
ger, broader, and freer scope for real educational 
service and a much more definite and constructive ob- 
jective. There are almost three times as many students 
in the collegiate departments of the University as 
there are at M.A.C* Courses and d egrees are given in 
Arts, Science, Agriculture, Engineering and Home 
Economics. There are no limitations whatever upon the 
major choices of the individual students. With the 
exception of Dartmouth College, which now draws its 
students in large part from wide national areas, there 
is no other college in the state. The legislature 
grants it generous financial support. The people are 
taking great pride in "the state University." A 
building program of adequate proportions is now in 
process of construction under the direction of the 
Trustees. The executive will have an entirely free 
hand, - subject, of course, to the control of the 
Trustees and the Legislature. The pressing problems 



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of tne university are the challenging ones of main- 
taining and developing strong teaching and educational 
standards and of promoting its effectiveness as a 
public service institution through such standards. This 
larger and freer opportunity, combined with a construc- 
tive program generally accepted, offers avenues of 
service that, you will agree, should "be most attractive 
to one whose interest has always centered in sound edu- 
cation and effective standards. 

On the other hand the immediate problems of 
the Massachusetts Agricultural College are primarily 
those of definition, adjustment and organization. Un- 
til some of these are out of the way a real construc- 
tive program must necessarily move slowly. My experi- 
ence has gradually Drought the conviction that a new 
executive, bringing a fresh and vigorous mind to bear 
upon such problems (not difficult if patiently approached) 
can render a more effective service in their solution 
than can one who has necessarily been involved closely 



in the administration of the past few years. A new 
mind will find it easier to face all the facts squarely 
and to move directly toward the larger freedom which 
eventually is bound to come. Moreover, I am convinced 
that a thoroughly fresh point of view can make a larger 
contribution to the solution of problems within the 
varied services and departments of the institution. One 
who has been t oo close to details cannot always see the 






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"broad outlines clearly, 

I have often taken pride in proclaiming that 
the Massachusetts Agricultural College was an educa- 
tional institution of high c ollegiate rank. It has a 
superb campus and excellent equipment, a highly trained 
and devoted faculty, and a student "body of fine 
character and ability. I am confident it will continue 
to be maintained on a high level of scholarship and 
service. I am certain, too, that the people will 
appreciate more and more its great educational value 
and significance to the young people of the Common- 
wealth. It is because of this assurance and faith 
that I find myself ready to withdraw from its service 
and to hand over its affairs to another. I can never 
fail (how can I?) to maintain an intense interest in 
the welfare and progress of this great institution, and 

I shall always hold myself in readiness, to help 
promote its every interest. ;/ith profound appreciation 
of the kind and loyal support which your Board has 
always given to me, especially at the times when 
support was most needed, I ask you to allow me to ter- 
minate my duties as President not later than September 



1. 



Very respectfully yours, 
Edward M» Lewis* 



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Acceptance 

of 

tion 



resigna- 



Kesolutions 
on President 
Lewis 



Committee to 
consider new 
president 



Special 
Meeting to 
"be held May 
27 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



It was moved and 

VOTED ; That the resignation be accepted with 
the sincere appreciation of the Board 
for the services rendered as Dean, 
Acting President and President* 

It was moved and unanimously 

VOTED : That the Trustees of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College have received with 
very sincere regret, the resignation of 
Honorable Edward M. Lewis as President, 
and assure him of their appreciation of 
his faithful and efficient service during 
his connection with this institution. They 
also wish to add their "best wishes for 
his success in the new position to which 
he is going. 




The business of finding a 



discussed. It was moved and 



successor was then 



VOTED ; That the Chairman appoint a committee of 
five, himself to be one member, which 
shall confer with the President and report 
to the Board of Trustees before June 1st, 
concerning a successor to President Lewis. 

The following committee was appointed: 



Uathaniel I. Bowditch 
John Chandler 

William wheeler 



George H.Ellis 
Charles H.Preston 



Mr. Ellis stated that he assumed President 
Lewis would give hearty cooperation to the Board in 
its efforts to find a successor. 

It was moved and 

VOTED : That, provided a majority of the members 
of the Board can attend, a special 
meeting of the Board of Trustees be held 
in Boston at noon Friday, May 27, to 
hear the report of the special committee 
on the successor to the President and to 
conduct such other business as may come 
before the meeting. 





THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

President Lewis explained the need for an 

expenditure of #80 from the Sessions i'und to furnish 

prizes for contests to be conducted in connection with 

High School Day at the College. He moved and it was 

subsequently 

V0T3D : That the expenditure of #80 from the 
Sessions iAmd to furnish prizes for 
winners in High School Day contests 
be authorized. 

President Lewis announced that the Commence- 
ment dates would be those announced in the catalogue 
and that because of his resignation, his other plans 
previously announced to the Board had been changed so 
that he would be at the College through the Commence- 



ment exercises. 



The mee"y.ng adjou; 



at 3:05 P.M. 




Vice 
President 



JLjJ S ecretary 



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$80 for 
High School 
Day prizes 
from Sessions 
Fund 



Commencement 
dates 



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Call for 
the meeting 



Recommenda- 
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Associate 
Alumni 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING OF TRUSTEES 



Boston City Club, May 27, 1927 



The meeting convened at 12 o'clock noon. 
In the absence of Trustee Wheeler, Trustee 
Ellis was nominated acting-chairman. 



PRESENT t 



Trustees Ellis, Bowditch, Chandler, 
Dewey, .Frost, Gannon, Gerrett, Gilbert , 
Pollard, IPreston, Richardson and Presi- 
dent Lewis. 



The secretary read the call for the meeting: 

May 19, 1927 

To the Trustees of the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

Pursuant to action of the Board of Trustees 
at the special meeting held in Boston on April 29, a 
special meeting of the Board is hereby called 'to 
convene at the City Club in Boston at 12 o'clock 
noon on Friday, May 27, 1927. 

Respectfully yours, 

Robert D.Hawley, 
Secretary 

The minutes of the preceding meeting were 

read and approved. 

The letter of the Associate Alumni to the 
Boa rd of Trustees making recommendations concerning the 
type of man which the Alumni feel should succeed to the 
presidency of the College, was read to the Board. 

Mr .Bowditch made a brief report of progress 
as chairman of the special committee of five which is 



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investigating candidates for the presidency. This re- 
port was supplemented "by President Lewis who told of 
interviews with some of the candidates and reported 
findings concerning qualifications of others in a 
rather long list. The report was freely discussed "by 
members of the Board and upon motion duly seconded 
it was 

VOTED: To convene again in Boston on Thursday, 
June 9 at 12 o "clock noon, for the 
purpose of considering further the 
problem of a successor to President 
Lewi s • 

President Lewis recommended a reorganization 
of the Departments of Microbiology and Veterinary 
Science, by which Dr. Gage would become Head of a 
Department of Bacteriology a nd Physiology and would 
take over the work formerly carried on in the Depart- 
ment of Microbiology and the work of this nature which 
he has conducted in the Department of Veterinary 
Science. Dr. Lentz would become Head of the reorganized 
department of Veterinary Science and have charge of ali. 
control service in this department. Upon motion duly 
seconded, it was 

VOTED: To adopt the recommendation. 

President Levfis then explained that the 
further development of this plan contemplates the 
housing of both these departments in the present 
Veterinary Science laboratory, which can probably be 
accomplished by raising the roof and adding one more 



Beport of 
Committee 

investigating 
candidates 



Meeting 
June 9 



Reorganiza- 
tion of 
Departments 
of Micro- 
biology and 
Veterinary 
Science 



Housing of 
departments 



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floor to the building. This opens the possibility of 
use of the present Microbiology Laboratory for the 
Department of Physics and possibly the use of the 
present Physics Laboratory for the Department of 
Horticultural Manufactures. 

The President then raised the question as 




Northeastern 


to the advisability of continuing the contract with 




forestry Ex- 
periment Sta- 


the Northeastern forestry Experiment Station whereby 




tion quarters 


the College furnishes them quarters on campus. This 
matter was referred to the Committee on Buildings and 
Grounds with the suggestion that this committee 
recommend action at the Commencement meeting of the 






Board* 


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use of college land by the State Department of Con- 




Use of land 






by State De- 


servation, for forest nurseries. This matter was 




par traent of 
Conservation 


referred to the Committee on Experiment Station and 




for forest 






nurseries 


tfarm for recommendation at the Commencement meeting 
of the Board. The Secretary was instructed to ascer- 






tain the facts in connection with the present buildings 






of the State Department and furnish the committees 






with all available information. He was further in- 






structed to confer with Director Haskell and Treasurer 






Kenney concerning the matter. 




Leave of 


In view of the inability of Professor Osmun 




absence of 






Professor 
Osmun 


to take advantage of the leave of absence granted him 
last year by the Board of Trustees, the President 
recommended that he again be granted a six months' 


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leave of absence with pay, with the understanding that 
the other members of his department would take over the 
work so that no extra expense would be involved. It 
was 

VOTED ; To approve the recommendation. 

The suggestion which the President had 
"brought to the Trustees by mail as made by Hev. K.C. 
MacArthur, Secretary of the Massachusetts federation 
of Churches, was then discussed. This is a proposal 
to offer courses of a religious nature for credit, 
under the auspices of the Massachusetts Federation of 
Churches. The matter was referred to the Committee on 
Course of Study and Faculty for recommendation to the 
Board at the Commencement meeting. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:10 P.M. 



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President 




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the new 
president 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

RECOMviEi^DAIIOiiS OF ASSOCIATE ALUMNI 

May 26, 1927 

To the Board of Trustees 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

We wish to present to you the Alumni point 
of view regarding the new president* 

PERSONALITY 

We emphatically recommend the selection of 
a positive personality in which is combined a socia- 
bility and understanding that will inspire the student 
body and staff; an aggressiveness which will be ex- 
pended in the efficient development of the college and 
the proper degree of business sense and political 
acumen so necessary to the progressive administration 
of the institution* We also expect all those personal 
qualities which are found in the president of any 
college. Courage with diplomacy, magnetism, moral 
leadership, strong mentality, high standards of schol- 
arship, writing ability and good appearance on the 
platform. tfe would view with distrust the inauguration 
of any individual whose conception of an agricultural 
education might lead to a policy of lower standards 
and poorer scholastic attainment. 

TRAINING AND EXPEDIENCE 

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mapped out for the College "by the Trustees. If the 
College is to remain primarily agricultural, one type 
of man is needed, whereas if it is to enter into the 
field of scientific teaching on a formal and acknow- 
ledged "basis, then perhaps a different type will "be 
needed. In the opinion of the Alumni the time has come 
when the state should recognize officially a feature 
of M',A.C. work which in actuality has long "been under 
way, i.e., that of giving strong "basic courses in the 
several sciences. If this "be done, then the new presi- 
dent should "be a man of recognized scientific attain- 
ment, with in addition, knowledge of experience in and 
sympathy with agriculture; one who "by the virtue of his 
training and experience can have full understanding of 
the present three-fold service of the institution, 
respectively Agricultural Research, Resident Teaching 
and Extension Education, v/e believe that the future 
service of M.A.C. may well "be increased under such a 



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PAST AFFILIATIONS 



We regard as of little importance the question 
of past college affiliations. There should "be no pre- 
judice against Alumni of M.A.C., likewise no favoritism. 
There is, however, something to be said relative to 
consideration of any who have "been in the past a part 
of M.A.C. organization or who have had intimate contact 
with the State Control officials at Boston. The task of 
developing the college and leading it on to "better 



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things will be more difficult for such a man than it 
will "be for those who have accumulated neither anta- 
gonism nor entanglements from their past experience. 
We urge, therefore, that the Board carefully weigh 
these factors in the case of all candidates to "be 




presented. 



respectfully yours, 

EHHSST S. RUSSELL 
President, Associate 
Alumni, M. A. C. 





THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



MINUTES O ij 1 SPECIAL kTStiriMx Oj BUAi:D UP TRUSTEES 
Boston City Club, June 9, 1927 



The meeting convened at 12 M. with Chairman 
vVheeler presiding. 



PRESENT : 



Trustees Vi/heeler, Bacon, Bowditch, 
Chandler, Dewey, Ellis, Prost, G-annon, 
Gerrett, Gilbert, Pollard, Preston 
and President Lewis. 



The Secretary read the call for the meeting 



as follows: 



June 1, 1927 



To the Trustees of the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

Pursuant to the action of the Board of Trus- 
tees at its meeting on May 27, a meeting of the Board 
is hereby called to convene at the Boston City Club 
at 12 o r clock noon on June 9. 

Very truly yours, 

Robert D.Hawley 
Secretary 



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VOTED : To approve the minutes of the preceding 
meeting without reading. 

The meeting was declared to be in executive 
session. 

The Chairman asked the President to report up- 
on his interviews with candidates for the presidency 
and the President responded with a resume of the quali- 
fications of various candidates as they had been dis- 
covered by the special committee. 

The Chairman then asked Mr .Bowditch to report 






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Call for the 
meeting 



Executive 
Session 



Report on 
candidates 
for presi- 
dency 



Recommendation 



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He commendation 
of special 
committee Tor 
president 



Dr.Roscoe 
Wilfred That- 
cher be asked 
to the presi- 
dency 



Committee to 
negotiate 
with Com* on 
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for the special committee appointed to investigate 
candidates. Mr.Bowditch reported that this committee 
recommended unanimously that Dr.Hoscoe Wilfred Thatcher, 
now Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station of 
Mew York State at Geneva and of the Cornell University 
Experiment Station at Ithaca, be invited to the presi- 
dency of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. It 
was moved by Dr .Gilbert and unanimously 

VOTED ; That the recommendation of the Committee 
be accepted and that Dr .Thatcher be 
invited to the presidency of the College 
and also that the Board of Trustees re- 
commend that his salary be $7500 plus 
such other emoluments as no?; go with the 
position. And further, that a committee of 
three be appointed to negotiate with the 
Commission on Administration and Finance 
and with Dr. Thatcher and report to the 
meeting of the Board of Trustees on June 
13. 

It was announced that Trustee Richardson wished 
to be recorded in favor of this motion, though not able 
to be present at the meeting. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded, it was 

VOTED ; That the President appoint the committee 
of three suggested in the foregoing vote 
to serve with him in negotiating with the 
Commission on Administration and Finance 
and with Dr .Thatcher. 



appointed. 



Mr. wheeler, Dr. Gilbert and Mr. Preston were 
The meeting ad^ou&ied at 1:30 P.M. 

President 




Secretary 




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MINUTES OP TH E SEMI -A NNUAL ME ETING OP THE TRUSTEES 
President's Office, M.A.C., Amherst, June 13, 1927 



The meeting convened at 9:30 A»M. with 

Chairman Wheeler pre sidings 

PRES ENT : Trustees Wheeler, Bacon, Bowditch, 

Chandler, Ellis, Frost, Gannon, Gerrett, 
Gilbert, Pollard, Preston and President 
Lev/is. 

The Secretary read the call for the meeting: 

June 3, 1927 

To the Trustees of the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

In accordance with the provisions of the by- 
laws, the serai -annual meeting of the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College is hereby called 
to. convene at the office of the President, Amherst, 
at 9:30 A. M. Monday, June 13, 1927. 

Yours respectfully, 

Robert D. Hawley, 
Secretary 

The minutes of the preceding meeting were 



read and approved. 

On motion it was 

VOTS Dt To confer the Degree of Bachelor of 
Science on the following members of 
the class of 192?: 



I1JDEXED 



Robert Call Ames 
William Gerald Amstein 
Philip Woo dell Baker 
Russell Norris Barnes 
Raphael Alfred Biron 
Lewis Herbert Black 
Prank Joseph Bo den 
Max Bovarnick 



Lawrence Elliott Briggs 
Prances Clara Bruce 
Earle Wallace Bruorton 
Ella Maud Buckler 
Arthur Vincent Buckley 
Robert Wallace Burrell 
Donald Hays Campbell 
Oscar Ernest Carlson 



Call for 
the meeting 



Candidates 
for Degree 
of Bachelor 
of Science 



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Candidate for 
Degree of Bach- 
elor of Voca- 
tional Agricul- 
ture 



Candidates for 
Degree of Mas- 
ter of Science 



Candidate for 
Degree of Mas- 
ter of Land- 
scape Architec 
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Alexander "Rodger Chamberlain 
Charles Floyd Clagg 
Roger Madison Cobb 
Edward Anthony Connell 
Wendell Burnham Cook 
Clarence Arthur Crooks 
Maurice Andrew Cummings 
Samuel Cutler 
Ruth Eugenia Davison 
William Levi Dole 
Theodore Austin Harwell 
Richard Carol Foley 
Demetrius Lincoln Galanie 
Louis Uoah Goldberg 
Hilda Margaret Goller 
James Emerson Greenaway 
Elliott Kelton Greenwood 
Raymond George Griffin 
Edwin Jacob Haertl 
Daniel Cameron Hanson 
Herbert Joseph Harris 
Ralph Norwood Hart 
Ralph Warner Haskins 
George Franklin Hatch, Jr. 
Thomas Vincent Henneberry 
Mary Ingraham 
Thomas Joseph Kane 
Leonid Alexander Krassovsky 
John William Kuzmeski 
Thomas Benjamin LeNoir 
John Joseph Mahoney 
Lewis Joseph Maxwell 

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Robert Wright McAllister 
Ernest Gregory McVey 
Angelo Albert Merlini 
Kenneth William Milligan 
Norman Blake Nash 
Harry Charles Hbttebaert 
William Hildreth Parkin 
Clarence Howard Parsons 
Josiah Waite Parsons, Jr« 
Merrill Henry Partenheimer 
Veasey Peirce 
Herman Eames Pickens 
Ernest Taylor Putnam 
Everett John Pyle 
James Burbank Reed 
Lawrence Duncan Rhoades 
Otto Hermann Richter 
Ezekiel Rivnay 
Clifton Fairbanks Robinson 
Neil Cooley Robinson 
Donald Clifford S a vage 
Dallas Lore Sharp, Jr* 
Willis Whitney Sherman 
Allan Snyder 
Albert Francis Spelman 
Frederick Walter Swan 
Herbert Foster Verity 
Almeda Marion Walker 
Lewis Harlow Whi taker 
John Everett White 
Jennie May Wiggin 
Earl Fletcher Williams 








VOTED : To confer the Degree of Bachelor of Voca- 
tional Agriculture on Calton Oliver 
Cartwright. 

It was 

VOTED : To confer the Degree of Master of Science 
on the following: 

Walter Gray Buchanan Anna Heneberry McDonell 
Elizabeth Frances Hopkins Alwyn Conery Sessions 

It was 

VOTED: To confer the Degree of Master of Land- 
scape Architecture upon Kenneth Boyd 
Simmons 



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President Lewis reported concerning nego- 
tiations with, the Commission on Administration and 
Finance and. with Dr .Thatcher relative to the appoint- 
ment of a new president. Mr .Ellis stated that, at the; 
President's request, he had tallied on the telephone 
with the Secretary of the Governor and reported to 
him the action of the Trustees in the nomination of 
a candidate for the presidency. President Lewis then 
read Dr. Thatcher r s letter of acceptance to the in- 
vitation to the presidency of the College and it was 



unanimously 
VOTED: 



To confirm the previous action of the 
Board and to elect Dr. Roscoe W.Thatcher 
to the presidency of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College* 



Upon motion duly seconded, it was 

VOTED : To ask President Lewis to "be a committee 
of one to write into the records the 
necessary correspondence and record 
of negotiations in connection with the 
appointment of the new President. 

It was 

VOTED : To approve the following resignations 
accepted by the Presidents 

Luther B.Arrington, Instructor in Horticulture, August 
31, 1927 

Mrs. Myrl G. Clary, Stenographer, Extension Service, 
March 31, 1927 

A* Iva Denny, Stenographer, Library, June 7, 1927 

Olive L. G-illett, Stenographer, Extension Service, June 
8, 1927 

Prank J. Kokoski, Analyst, Control Service, May 18,1927 

Honoria A. Lee, Stenographer, Division of Horticulture, 
June 21, 1927 

Robert J. McFall, Research Professor of Agricultural Eco- 
nomics, June 3G, 1927 



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of new 
President 



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Arthur W. Phillips, Assistant Research Professor of 

Dairying, July 31, 1927 
Katherine C.Q,uinlan, Stenographer, Farm Department, 

January 22, 1927 
Leon R. Q,uinlan, Assistant Professor of Landscape 

Gardening, August 31, 1927 
William F. Robertson, Instructor in Horticultural Manu- 
factures, March 12, 1927 
Harold F* Rowley, Technical Assistant, Control Service, 

June 30, 1927 
Edwin 0. Turner, Curator, Chemistry Department, February 

13, 1927 
Henry Van Roekel, Specialist , Poultry Disease Elimination 

July 15, 1927 
Lewell S.Walker, Assistant Official Chemist, Control 

Service, June 15, 1927 

DEATH 
Charles E.Marshall, Professor and Head of the Depart- 
ment of Microbiology and Director of the Graduate 
School, died March 20, 1927 

It was 

VOTED : To approve the following appointments and 
transfers made by the President: 

Esther B. Cooley, Assistant Extension Professor of Home 

Economics, April 7, 1927, $2,700 
Mrs. Helen G. Mitchell, Stenographer, Farm Department, 

January 24, 1927, f 1,020 
Samuel W. Truesdell, Clerk, Extension Service, April 1, 

1927, &900 

T RANSFERS 

Marian V.Brown, Laboratory Assistant, Department of 

Farm Management, March 1, 1927, $ 1,200, Purnell Funds. 

Transferred from Clerk, Department of Agricultural 

Economics 
Walter E.Webster, Curator, Chemistry Department, March 

8, 1927, #1,200. Transferred from labor roll. 



.budget for 
special appro- 
priations 



It WBS 

VOTED ; That the Buildings and Grounds Committee 
be empowered to determine the items to be 
included in the budget for special appro- 
priations for 1928. 



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It was 

VOTED ; That a special meeting of the Trustees 
"be held in Boston September 9, 1927 for 
the purpose of considering the "budget 
for 1928 and such other "business as may 
properly come before that meeting and 
that the meeting "be preceded "by such 
committee meetings as are necessary. 

Upon the recommendation of the President, it 



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of Trustees 
September 9, 



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was 



VOTED ; To hold a special meeting of the Board in 
Boston sometime in July to consider such 
matters of "business as the retiring Presi- 
dent may have to present at that time. The 
date for this meeting v/ill "be designated 
"by the President in due season* 

The President then presented the recommenda- 
tion of Director Munson that Professor Lockwood's appoin 
ment "be continued for six months with the understanding 
that arrangements agreeable to Professor Lockwood for 
the termination of the appointment "be negotiated "before 
that date* After discussion it was 

VOTED ; To lay the recommendation on the table 
until the July meeting. 

IThe matter of the use of college land by the 

State Department of Conservation for forest nurseries 

was laid on the table until the September meeting. 

The request orf Miss Skinner that she be granted 
a leave of absence with pay Y/as laid on the tafcle until 
the next meeting with the suggestion that action in 
similar cases be investigated and reported at that time. 

The recommendation of the finance Committee 
that Mr. J.K. Broadfoot be named Assistant Treasurer 



Special 
Meeting of 
Trustees in 
July 



Professor 
Lockwood's 

appointment 



Use of college 
land by State 
Department of 
Conservation 



Leave of ab- 
sence of 
Miss Skinner 



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J.K.Broadfoot 
named Assis- 
tant Treasu- 
rer 



and given authority to sign checks in the absence of 
the Treasurer was presented and it was 

VOTED: To adopt the recommendation. 

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President 



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SPECIAL MA1LFULL 



June 1, 1927 



i3arre, Massachusetts 
June 1, 1927 



To the Trustees of the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 



The attached letter from Dr. Ji'ernald was 
handed to me a s Acting chairman of the .board at the 
time of our meeting on May 27. I am in hearty- 
accord with the proposal and am f orwarding it to the 
members of the Board for their decision. Will you 
please vote yes or no on the motion below and return 
to me by the next mail in the enclosed addressed 
envelope? 

Very truly yours, 

GEORGE E. ELLIS 
Acting Chairman 
Board of Trustees, M.A.C. 

MOTION S That ; he honorary degree LL. D be awarded 

to fresident Edward M. Lewis in recognition 
of his high scholarly achievements and dis- 
tinguished service to the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College.'* 

As a result of the poll conducted by mail, 

as indicated in the letter above, it was 

VOTED : That the honorary degree LL. D be awarded 
to President Edward M. Lewis, in recogni- 
tion of his high scholarly achievements 
and distinguished service to the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College. 






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Chairman 



.Secretary 



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Department of Entomology 
May 2 5, 1927 



Mr, Kobert D. Hawley, Secretary 
Board of Trustees of the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College 

Dear Mr. Hawley: 

I venture to present, for consideration "by the 
Board of Trustees, the following statements and proposi- 
tion: 

The loss, by the college, of President Lewis 
is one which is very deeply felt here. Regret at his 
going is universal, and the feeling of all it has "been 
attempted to express by a parting gift from the entire 
college staff. It has occurred to me that there could 
be no better time than the present for a recognition of 
his work at the college by the Trustees, and that a pecu- 
liarly appropriate recognition would take the form of 
conferring upon him the degree LL.D. 

I feel sure that the President would apprecia- 
tes perhaps more. than anything else that could be done, 
lie is constantly c ailed upon to attend academic councils, 
presidential inaugurations, and other functions where a 
cap and gown are worn, and practically all of his associa- 
tes in such gatherings wear the insignia of the doctor 1 s 
degree while he wears that of Master of Arts. The 
difference is striking to the eyes of the onlookers, and 
to be able to change that condition would undoubtedly be 
gratifying to him. 

I need not dwell upon reasons why he is 
worthy of this recognition, riis long and faithful 
service as Professor of English, Dean^nd more recently, 
Acting President and President; his efficiency, and his 
untiring efforts to promote the interests of the College 
must be «ven more familiar to the Trustees than to me. 
To express appreciation of them in such a way would, I 
believe, be the greatest gratification which he could 
possibly desire. 

It maybe well at this point to discuss the 
question of precedents. Upon .examination I find that 
the college charter states, "That the Trustees may con- 
fer such appropriate degrees as they may determine and 
prescribe." There is, therefore, nothing prohibitory 
in the charter. 

it has not been the custom of the Trustees 
hitherto to grant any honorary degrees. There seems to 



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"be no real precedent which has "been established 
either for or against this practice and the only case 
of any importance whatever, which has come up in the 
last twenty-eight years, so far as I know, was the 
case of where a graduate of the college was suggested 
for the honorary degree of Ph.D at the time of a re- 
union of his class. At that time the matter was re- 
ferred to the faculty, and the faculty recommendation 
was to the effect that the granting of honorary de- 
grees was a matter of policy and that the faculty felt 
that they had no right to determine matters of policy, 
hut that if the Trustees should decide in favor of 
granting honorary degrees, under such circumstances t 
the man suggested for consideration was certainly 
worthy of it. The degree was not granted - probably 
because the Trustees at that time felt that awarding 
an honorary degree to one graduate who had done well 
would open the door to the question of other graduates 
who had done well, and lead to a long line of similar 
honorary degrees among our graduates. 

The present case is entirely different. We 
have the very unusual condition of a President, 
holding only an M.A. degree, who has done unusual 
work over a long period at the college and who is 
now leaving us to assume the presidency of another 
institution. Such a combination of conditions is 
certainly bound to be extremely rare, at least, in 
the future of the college, and for that reason it 
seems to me that no dangerous precedent is likely to 
be involved. As an expression of goodwill in our 
farewell, it is practically unique. 

With reference to the degree to be given, 
the LL.D is a perfectly appropriate one to give a 
man v/hose work previous to becoming President has 
been in Language and Literature. If the question 
were raised from the other side, whether an agricul- 
tural college should give such a degree, it should 
be recognized that this degree long ago lost its 
original significance and is now usually awarded in 
recognition of work of an administrative, and parti- 
cularly, presidential nature. Some college presidents 
have received it more than half a dozen times from 
different institutions. To my mind, at least, there- 
fore, there would seem to be no valid objection to 
conferring this degree. 



I need not touch upon details with reference 
to the degree, but it seems to me that it would be 
very nice, if the matter be favorably acted upon, if 
it be kept an entire secret from all, including the 



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President himself, except those necessarily concerned 
in carrying out the matter, and that the first announce- 
ment "be made "by someone from the Commencement platform, 
following the giving of the degrees and awarding the 
diplomas to the candidates for advanced degrees, in 
this way working towards a climax in degree rank; this 
followed "by a request directly to the President to 
step forward and allow himself to he invested with 
the cap, gown and hood accompanying the degree, these, 
of course, as in the case of other advanced degrees, to 
"be provided "by the College. In my opinion this would 
provide quite a dramatic moment for all present and 
"be a most effective close to his public career as 
President of the college* 

I hope that the Trustees will not consider 
me presumptuous in suggesting this matter. I have no 
such intention. My sole feeling has "been that in the 
overwhelming rush of "business and administrative affairs, 
which must take so much time, a relatively small 
matter like this might easily fail to "be thought of . I 
must also "beg your pardon for addressing the Trustees 
directly, in this way, instead of communicating 
through the President. The reason will "be obvious. I 
may add that I have spoken of this to absolutely no one 
here. President Lewis does not dream that any such 
thought has come to anybody. The only person with whom 
I have consulted is yourself, preliminary to writing 
this letter.- 

Yours sincerely, 

H. T. FEH1TALD 



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IlIITUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING OF TRUSTEES 
Boston City Club, July 29, 1927 



The meeting convened at 12:20 P.M. with Chair- 
man Wheeler presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees 7/heeler, Ellis, Dewey, Gerrett, 
Gilbert, Bowditch, Preston, Chandler, 
Gannon and President Lewis. 



meeting: 



The Secretary read the following call for the 



July 12, 1927 



To the Board of Trustees of the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College 

Grenfclemen: 

Pursuant to action taken "by the Board of 
Trustees on June 13, President Lewis is hereby calling 
a meeting of the Board to convene at the City Club in 
Boston, at noon, July 29, 1927. The purpose of this 
meeting will be to consider such matters of business as 
the retiring President may have to present. 

Yours respectfully, 

Robert D. Hawley 
Secretary. 

Chairman v/heeler read a letter from President 

Lev; is thanking the Board for the honor bestowed upon him 

by the conferring of the honorary degree Doctor of Laws 

at the Commencement exercises. It was 

VOTED : To make this letter a part of the records 
of the Board. 



The Chairman explained that it would be necessary 
for him to leave early and asked therefore that Trustee 
Ellis preside. Trustee Ellis took the chair. It was 



Call for 

Meeting 



Pres. Lewis' 
letter in re: 
honorary 
degree 



TRUSTEE 



Terms of Em- 
ployment for 
professional 
staff 



Frof .Lockwood * 
salary 



Terms of Em- 
ployment for 
clerical staff 



Dir. Haskell 
Acting Head 
Division of 
Agriculture 



Prof. Fernald 
Director of 
Grad . School 



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VOTED ; To dispense with the reading. of the 
minutes of the previous meeting. 

Consideration was given to proposed terms of 

employment for the professional staff of the College. 

After thorough discussion it was 

VOTED ; To defer action until the September meeting 
end to refer the proposition to the 
Commission on Administration and Finance 
and the Office of the Attorney General in 
order to have them meet with the approval 
of these departments. 

President Lewis presented Director Munson's 

recommendation that Professor W.P.B. Lockwoad "be taken 

from the pay-roll as of January 1, 1928 "but continued in 

his office of Extension Professor of Dairying without 

salary. Upon motion of Dr. Gilbert it was 

VOTED ; To approve the recommendation except that 
the exact time for stopping the payment 
of salary to Professor Lockwood he left 
with the President and Director Munson 
with power. 

Attention was then given to proposed terms of 
employment for the clerical staff, and it was 

VOTED ; To refer these to the President with power. 

Upon the President's recommendation and after 

discussion, it was 

VOTED ; To request Director Haskell to continue 
as Acting Head of the Division of Agri- 
culture for one year. 

Upon the recommendation of the President, it 



was 



VOTED: To appoint Professor H. T. Fernald Director 
of the Graduate School and to recommend 
that an assistant he appointed to help carr^ 
the teaching work in the Department of 
Entomology at a rate not to exceed $1200 
per year. It was agreed that Dr. Pernald 
should take his vacation in the winter. 



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Upon the recommendation of the President it 



VOTED ; To appoint Professor C. E. Gordon Head of 
the Division of Science. 

It was 



Dr. Gordon 
Head of Div. 
of Science 



New position 
Specialist in 
Home Manage- 
ment 



VOTED ; To adopt the recommendation of the Presi- 
dent that a new position, Specialist in 
Home Management, Extension Service, he 
authorized at a "beginning salary of $2700 
per year with the understanding that the 
Extension Service will make savings in its 
personnel budget so that this new position 
will not involve of itself an increase in 
the total "budget and with the understanding 
that it may take two or three years to 
accomplish the changes which will result 
in this saving. 

A petition of girl students that they be 

allowed to "board at other places than the college dining fining Hall 

petition of 

hall was presented to the Trustees. This was referred 
"back to administrative offices of the College without 



action. 



The recommendations of Director Haskell and the 



State Department of Agriculture for the administration 

New state 

of the new state seed control law were presented to the seed control 

law 

Board of Trustees and it was 

VOTED: That they he adopted. 



ADMINISTRATION OF NEW SEED CONTROL IAW 

Memorandum of conference June 10, 1927, "between D. J. 
Curran, representing the State Department of Agricul- 
ture, and Messrs. Smith and Haskell of the Experiment 
Stat ion. 



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"To develop a procedure to "be recommended to. 
the Trustees of the College relative to co- 
operation between the State Department and 
the Experiment Station in Administering the 
State Seed Control Law" . In this law the 



Memo ran a urn 
administration 
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Commissioner of Agriculture is named as admin- 
istrator; the appropriation of the Experiment 
Station, however, has "been increased to pro- 
vide for cost of drawing samples and making 
tests and analyses. 

It was agreed to recommend to the Trustees of 
the College that the following procedure be adopted: 

1. That the State Department of Agriculture 
acminis. of new collect the samples, transmit them to the Experiment 
state seed con- Station, and receive from the Experiment Station report 

on such tests and analyses as are made. 

2» That the Experiment Station serve as a 
neutral fact-finding agency to report on samples so 
collected and transmitted. 

3. That the "budget be adjusted to the extent 
of transferring $500 from the Station "budget, year be- 
ginning December 1, 1927, to the State Department of 

riculture "budget, to provide for the cost of sampling. 
(i\ T ote. This probably had best be done in the budget sub- 
mitted, rather than attempt to make a regular transfer 
after money is appropriated.) 

4. That all tests and analyses made for the 
State Department of Agriculture be subject to the super- 
vision of the Director of the Experiment Station. 

5. That the reports be made direct to the 
Commissioner of Agriculture, but with copy sent to the 
person from whom the samples were collected. 

6. That the Commissioner of Agriculture pro- 
mulgate a schedule of fees for samples submitted by 
private individuals, as provided by the lav;, these fees 
representing as accurately as may be possible the actual 
money cost of making such tests or analyses. 

7. That the Agricultural Experiment Station 
cease to perform this service for individuals of the 
State (for years the Department of Botany, and more 
recently the Department of Agronomy, has done more or 
less random seed testing.) 

8. That income from fees for testing be 
credited to the Agricultural Experiment Station account 
of the Seed Law appropriation; the actual money of course 
being turned into the State as per provisions in the Law. 

9. That the matter of publication of results 



under the Seed Control Law be left 
made not later than June, 1928. 



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10.. That problems not specifically covered in 
the above "be left for adjustment as far as the College 
is concerned to a committee consisting of the President 
of the College and the Director of the Experiment 
Station, with power. 

The Director of the Experiment Station further 
reports that in case the above plan be approved by the 
Trustees that Mr. Philip H. Smith will have immediate 
supervision of the Station operations under the law, and 
that quarters for the Seed Control will be assigned in 
the southwest room, upstairs, of the old Station chemical 
laboratory* 



/s/ Daniel J. Curran 

for State Department of Agricul 
/s/ Sidney B. Haskell 

Upon the recommendation of the President, it 



cure 



was 



VOTED ; To approve the transfer of Assistant 

Research Professor II. W. Yount from the 
Purnell staff to be Assistant Professor 
of Agricultural Economics in the position 
made vacant by the resignation of D* ¥• 
Saw telle . 

Consideration was given to Miss Skinner r s 

request that she be granted leave of absence for the 

purpose of attending Columbia University during the 

second half of the next year. It was 

VOTED: That such leave be granted without pay. 

Upon the recommendation of the President, it 



Transfer 
Asst .Prof . 
Research Pur 
nell Staff 



Leave of 
absence of 
Miss Skinner 



wa s 



VOTED ? To grant leave of absence without pay for 

one year to Mr. James E. Puller, Instructor 
in Microbiology. ^ 

Upon the recommendation of the President, it 



was 



Leave of 
absence of 
Mr. Puller 



To appoint Assistant Professor Marshall Appointment 
0. Lanphear as Assistant Dean of the College. of Mr.Lanphear 

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VOTED: To lay on the ta"ble the proposal of ~}ev . 
K« C. Mac Arthur to offer courses of a 
religious nature in the regular curriculum 
of the College under the auspices of the 
American Federation of Churches. 

President Lewis discussed the relationship 
"between the Two-Year non-collegiate and the Four-Year 
collegiate courses at the College and pointed, out the 
problems which, have arisen in the administration of a 
school and a college in the same institution. He sug- 
gested that the name of the Two,- Year course he changed 
to such a name as the StockToridge School of Agriculture 
or the Stockbridge Institute of Applied Agriculture 
which name in itself would differentiate the course from 
the regular college course. The discussion indicated 
that the Trustees did not wish to make any change in the 
status of the Tv/o-Year Course which might handicap its 
effectiveness and were therefore hesitant to adopt the 
suggestion. It was suggested that all printed statements 
referring to the Two -Year Course might plainly state the 
non-collegiate nature of its scope. No definite action 



was taken 



One of the Trustees raised the question as to 



the advisability of continuing the services of one of 
the members of the teaching staff of the College. After 
thorough discussion, it was suggested that President 
Lev/is should have a talk with him and explain the situa- 
tion as a friend, recommending that for his own welfare 
he should make other arrangements sometime during the 
year. 



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President Lewis spoke appreciatively of his 
pleasant associations with the Board of Trustees and 
reiterated his gratitude for the honorary degree "bestowed 
upon him at the Commencement exercises. 

The meeting adjourned at 3 P.M. 




Vice 
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appreciation 
to Trustees 



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MINUTES OF SPECIAL LIEETI2TG OF TRUSTEES 
14 Beacon St*, Boston, September 9, 1927, 10 A.M. 

Chairman 7/heeler, because of lack of a quorum, 
declared the meeting adjourned until Friday, September 
30, at 10 o'clock A.M. The adjourned meeting will be 



held at the Boston 



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Amherst, Massachusetts 
July 21, 1927. 



Mr • Wi lliam Whe e 1 er 
Chairman, Board of Trustees 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Dear Mr* Wheeler r 

The great honor which the Trustees conferred 

upon me at Commencement came at such a time (and so 

suddenly) that I found it impossible to find opportunity 

to express adequate appreciation and graditude. Will 

you kindly convey to them all how deeply grateful I 

am - not only for the great honor of the degree and the 

tr i'oute implied - lout also for their wholehearted 

support and cooperation during the months I have had 

the privilege of serving the Board. 

Gratefully and faithfully yours, 



/s/ S. M. Lewis 



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MINUTES OE SP ECIAL Al EE Ti^G 01'' TRUSTEES 
Boston City Club, September 30, 1927 



The meeting convened at 10:00 A.M. with 
Chairman Wheeler presiding. 



PRESENT : 



Trustees Wheeler, Gerrett, Ellis, i<'rost, 
Bowditch, Pollard, Kichardson, Gannon, 
Gilbert, Dewey, Thatcher. Mr. Kenney 
was also present. 



The Secretary read the following call for the 



meeting: 



September 20, 1927. 



The Board of Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

The special meeting of the Board of Trustees, 
adjourned from September 9th, will he held at the Boston 
City Club, Friday, September 30, at 10 A.M. according 
to the decision of the Chairman. The "business will 
include the consideration of the "budget for 1928 and 
such other matters as may properly be presented. 

Important committee meetings will "be held on 
Thursday, September 29th, according to the schedule 
enclosed. 

Kespectfully yours, 

Robert D. Hawley 
Secretary. 

It was voted to dispense with the reading of 
the minutes of the preceding meeting. 

President Thatcher made a very sincere state- 
ment to the Trustees setting forth his philosophy in 
dealing "with such problems as arise in the administration 
of an institution like the Massachusetts Agricultural 



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College. Chairman Wheeler and Trustee Bowditch made 

reciprocal statements of appreciation and it was 

VOTED : That the Trustees are in hearty accord 
with, the views of President Thatcher 
as set forth "by him. 

President Thatcher read the following list 

of appointments, transfers, and resignations which have 

"been effected since the last report to the Trustees: 

APFOniTMEFTS 

Paul £.. Anderson, Instructor in English, September 1, 

1927, SI, 800 
Elizabeth M. Boguslawski, Stenographer, Library, Aug. 

16, 192 7, $960 
Alma J. Bridgman, Stenographer, Extension Service, Aug. 

22, 1927, $900 
Lawrence E. Briggs, Instructor in Physical Education, 

September 1, 1927, £1,200 
Agnes Brownell, Stenographer, Dept. Poultry Husbandry, 

August 23, 1927, $840 
Delia E. Brownell , Stenographer, Departments of Poultry 

Husbandry and Agricultural Engineering, August 15, 

1927, §900 
Calton 0. Cartwright, Instructor in Horticultural Manu- 
factures, July 5, 1927, $1,620 
Miriam K. Clarke, Analyst, Control Service, September 1, 

1927, £960 
Clarence C. Combs, Assistant Professor of Landscape 

Gardening, September 1, 1927, £2,400 
Loretta L. Cook, Stenographer, Department of Poultry 

Husbandry, July 25, 1927, 01,020 
Frederick M. Cutler, Assistant Professor of Hural 

Sociology, Sept. 1, 1927, $2,700 
Virginia B. Dufresne, Laboratory Assistant, Department 

of Agricultural Economics, July 1, 1927, SI, 020 
Delmont I. Dunbar, Instructor in French, September 1, 

1927, i;2,040 
Stowell C. Coding, Instructor in French, September 1, 

1927, $2,040 
Erancis P. Griffiths, Investigator in Horticultural 

Manufactures, September 1, 1927, $1,620 
Mrs. Sally R. Hilyard, Stenographer, Presidents Office, 

September 1, 1927, $960 
Bf. S. Hinegardner , Instructor in Chemistry, September 1, 

1927, $1,920 

filliam H. Hinshaw, Specialist, Poultry Disease Elimina- 
tion, July 21, 1927, :13,000 
Elizabeth *'. Hopkins, Analyst, Seed Control, September 

1, 1927, 1-2,500 



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Esther H. Hubbard, Stenographer, President's Office, 

September 1, 1927, £840 
John w . Kuzmeski, Analyst, Control Service, June 4, 1927 

$1,520 
Harry GF • LIndquist, Instructor in Dairying, September 

14, 1927, §2,100 
Dorothy I. Packard, Stenographer, Extension Service, 

September 16, 1927, S840 
Harold H. Howe , Extension Specialist in Agricultural 

Economics, September 1, 1927, $3,500 
Kenneth A. Salman, Instructor in Entomology, September 

1, 1927, $1,200 
Ellmore -B'. Sanders, Assistant Specialist, Poultry Disease 

Elimination Law, September 15, 1927, £2,000 
Moses E. Snell, Investigator in Agronomy, September 1, 

1927, $1,560 
Elizabeth Streeter , Stenographer, Dept. of Dairying and 

Animal Husbandry, August 22, 1927, $780 
Nellie Thompson, .bookkeeper, Treasurer's Office, August 

6, 1927, $960 
Carroll A. Towne , Instructor in Horticulture, September 

1, 192 7, $2,040 
Marion Woodbury, Stenographer, Division of Horticulture, 

June 21, 1927, $780 

RESIGNATIONS 

Edgar L. Ashley, Professor of French, August 31, 1927 
Frederic H. Butler, Instructor in Chemistry, August 31, 

192 7 
Raymond Halliday, Instructor in French, August 31, 1927 
Ella Horsfall, Stenographer, Division of Horticulture, 

August 5, 1927 
Clara L. Hubbard, Stenographer, President's Office, 

September 8, 1927 
Edna Kahler, Bookkeeper, Treasurer's Office, July 18, 

1927 
Mary P. Kent, Stenographer, Botany Department, August 

23, 1927 
Ruth Merrick, Clerk, Extension Service, July 9, 1927 
Margaret E. Nagle, Stenographer, Dept. of Agricultural 

Economics, August 15, 1927 

Alfred Nicholson, Instructor in English, August 31, 1927 

Doris S. Pierce, Stenographer, Dept. of Poultry Husban- 
dry, September 7, 1927 

Esther M. Post, Stenographer, Dept. of Poultry Husbandry 
July 31, 1927 

Mrs.. Leila Prescott, Analyst, Poultry Disease Elimina- 
tion, August 31, 192 7 

Eleanor Rov/ell, Stenographer, Dept. of Animal and Dairy 
Husbandry, August 20, 1927 

Donald W. Sawtelle, Assistant Professor of Agricultural 
Economics, September 30, 1927 

Nellie Thompson, Bookkeeper, Treasurer's Office, August 

24, 1927 



Resignations 



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Death 



Transfers "and 
Promotions 



domination of 
Mr. Grayson 
as Supervisor 
of Placement 
Training 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

Kichard W. Smith, Jr., Assistant Professor of Dairying, 
August 31, 1927 

Ethelyn D. Streeter, Clerk, Division of Horticulture, 
September 17, 1927 

Paul 7/. Viets, Supervisor of Placement Training, October 
31, 1927 

Mildred T. -Jfalsh, Clerk, Division of Agriculture, Septem- 
ber 30, 1927 

Ethel M. Wood, Stenographer, Agronomy Department, Septem- 
ber 19, 1927 

DEATH 

Amy H. Hamilton, Stenographer, Department of Agricultural 
Education, September 23, 1927. 

T8AUS5ERS A1TD PROMOTIONS 

Mildred C. Howard, Chief Clerk, Extension Service, 
September 1, 1927, $1,200. Promoted from Clerk, 
Extension Service 

Merrill J. Mack, Assistant Professor of Dairying, 

September 1, 1927, $2,340. Promoted from Instructor, 
Dairying 

Ora E. Rouleau, Chief Clerk, Division of Horticulture, 
September 17, 1927, £1,200. Promoted from Clerk, 
Division of Horticulture 

Mildred E. Tabor, Stenographer, Department of Agricul- 
tural Economics, August 15, 192 7, S960. Transferred 
from Stenographer, Departments of Poultry Husbandry 
and Agricultural Engineering 

Hubert V/. Yount, Assistant Professor of Agricultural 
Economics, October 1, 1927, $2,940. Transferred 
from Assistant Research Professor of Agricultural 
Economics . 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on 
Course of Study and faculty, it was 

VOTED ; To approve these changes in staff. 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on 

Course of Study and faculty, it was 

VOTED ; To approve President Thatcher's nomination 
of Mr. Emory E. G-rayson to fill the 
position made vacant by the resignation 
of Mr. Viets as Supervisor of Placement 
Training 



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It was 

TOTED ? To adopt the recommendation of the 

Committee on Course of Study and Faculty 
that the Trustees establish the "Emeritus" 
rank for retired professors, such a rank 
to he conferred without reference to 
retirement pay of any sort upon those 
retired professors whom the Trustees may 
approve as being eligible to receive it. 

It was 

VOTED ; To adopt the recommendation of the 

Committee on Course of Study and faculty 
relative to terms of employment for the 
professional staff and the following 
terms of employment were thereby adopted: 

1. An appointment to a salaried position at 
this Institution is authoritative only 
when confirmed in writing by the President 
of the College and according to the terms 
specified in such confirmation. 

2. Appointments to grades below that of 
associate professor are for one year. 
They will be renewed so long as service 
in and to the Institution continues 
mutually satisfactory. Those for the 
grades of associate professor and pro- 
fessor are for three years in the first 
instance and permanent thereafter so long 
as service in and to the Institution con- 
tinues mutually satisfactory. 

3» Salaries are paid in twelve equal install- 
ments on the first of each month for the 
preceding month. 

4. Vacation is allowed according to the 
specification in the President's appoint- 
ing memorandum. If a member of the pro- 
fessional staff resigns prior to the 
termination of a normal year's service, 
no salary will be paid beyond the period 
of actual service rendered. 

5. Resignations should be addressed and sent 
to the President being transmitted through 
the department head and division head and 
in the case of the Extension Service, 
Experiment Station and Short Course Depart- 
ment employees through the Director. They 
should allow ample time before becoming 
effective for the College to find a suitable 
person to fill the position. 



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rank 



Terms of 
Employment for 
Professional 
Staff 



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Graduate 
Courses in 
Dairying 



Tuition 
Regulations 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



It was 



the 



V0T5D ; To adopt the recommendation of 

Committee on Course of Study and faculty 
that graduate courses in dairying leading 
to the degree Master of Science be autho- 
rized . 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on 

finance, it was 

VOTED ; To adopt the following regulations to 
apply in matters of tuition: 

Tuition for students attending the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College shall "be 
received for all collegiate work including 
all special, two-year and four-year stu- 
dents. Fa tuition shall be charged students 
in the Graduate School. 

Students who reside within the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts and having legal residence 
therein shall pay a tuition fee of £60.00 
per year or $20.00 per term. Students who 
are not residents of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts shall pay a tuition fee of 
§180.00 per year or $60.00 per term. 

Jj'or purposes of determination of applica- 
bility of the state tuition privilege, 
residents of the Stateare: 

1. Children of citizens having the voting 
privilege in the Commonwealth. 

2. ¥ards of a guardian who is a legal resident 
and voter in the Commonwealth. 

3. Wards of the Commonwealth under the Depart- 
ment of Public 77elfare. 



4. Adults of legal age who have been residents 
of the Commonwealth for at least one year 
prior to the date of entrance to the College 
ITo student can gain or lose legal residence 
within the State while attending the College. 



Upon the recommendation of the Committee on 
Course of Study and faculty, it was 



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VOTED ; To approve plans for the inauguration of 

President Thatcher as they have already bee^i 
drawn up by the faculty committee and to 
appoint a committee of three Trustees, of 



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Yfhich the Chairman will be one and the other Thatcher, 



two will be appointed by him, to cooperate 
with the faculty committee in furthering 
plans for the inauguration ceremony. 

The President presented a petition from stu- 
dents who operate the College Store in Memorial Hall 
seeking permission to sell tobacco there. It was 
VOTED ; That the petition be not granted. 

The budget for 1923 was presented by President 
Thatcher together i1 1 id bions jT Trustee 
committees. It was 

V OTED; To adopt the recommendation of the Finance 
Committee authorizing the President to 
modify the budget so that the total request 
for 1928 will not exceed by more than 

50,000 the appropriation of the current 
year. 

There was discussion of the action of the 

Commission on Administration and Finance in placing the 

maximum salary for the Treasurer of the College at 

.f-4,500 and it was 

VOTED ; To recommend that this maximum be increased 
to $5,000. 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds, it was 

VOTED ; To authorize the Treasurer to pay $400 for 
the rental of the C.T.V. plot of land for 
three years including the year 1928. 

The meeting adjourned at 12:40 P.M. 

Vice 
President 



etary 




Inauguration o. 



Tobacco, 
Sale of 



Budget 



Salary of 
Treasurer 



C.T.V. Land 




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SCHEDULE OF SALARY INCREASES TO BECOME EFFECTIVE 



SEPTEMBER 1, 1927 



Name 



Rate 1926 



Recommended 
1927 



Approved "by 
Supervisor 



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Montague, E.J. 
Beaumont, A. 3. 
Lanphear, M.O. 
Cu"b"bon, M.H. 
Rice, v*.A. 
Mack, M.J. 
Banta , L. 
Sanctuary, wV • C » 
Gunness, CI. 
Pushee, G.F. 
Harrison, A.K. 
Thayer, C.L. 
Grose, L.R. 
Chenoweth, V/.W. 
Thompson, C.H. 
Snyder, G.B. 
Drain, B.D. 
Torrey, K.E. 
McLaughlin , F . A . 
Clark, O.L. 
Serex, Paul 
Peters, C.A. 
Chamb e r lain , J . S . 
Alexander, C.P. 
Farrar, C.L. 
Ostrander, J.E. 
Moore, .B'.C. 
Boutelle, H.L. 
Bradley, L.A. 
Garvey, M.S. 
Powers, W.F. 
Alderman, G.W. 
Gage, G.E. 
Gordon, C.E. ■ 
Gilbert, CM. 
Sand, if.]?. 
Prince, W.E. 
Patterson, C.H. 
Cutler, F.K. 
Julian, A.H. 
Burke e, L.L. 



2,520 


^2,700 


|2,700 


3,480 


3,660 


3,660 


2,520 


2,820 


2,820 


2,700 


2,880 


2,880 


2,940 


3,120 


3,120 


2,540 


2,520 


2 , 520 


2,460 


2,640 


2,640 


3,180 


3,360 


3,360 


3,900 


4,140 


4,140 


1,980 


2,100 


2,100 


2,940 


3,120 


3,120 


3,480 


3,780 


3,780 


2,620 


2,740 


2,740 


3,900 


4,020 


4,020 


3,000 


3,30Q 


3,300 


2,160 


2,280 


2,280 


2,820 


2,940 


2,940 


2,820 


2,940 


2,940 


1,800 


1,890# 


1,890# 


2,940 


3,180 


3,180 


2,700 


2,820 


2,820 


3,780 


3,900 


3,900 


3,900 


4,020 


4,020 


2,820 


2,940 


2,940 


1,800 


2,040 


2,040 


3,180 


3,300# 


3,300# 


2,820 


2,940 


2,940 


1,800 


1,920 


1,920 


340 


900# 


90C 


1,560 


1,680 


1,680 


3,600 


3,900 


3,900 


2,100 


2,400 


2,400 


3,900 


4,140 


4,140 


3,780 


3,900 


3,900 


1,620 


1,740 


1,740 


2,940 


3,180 


3,180 


2,820 


3,000 


3,000 


3,600 


3,840 


3,840 


2,700 


2,880 


2,880 


3,600 


3,720 


3,720 


1,620 


1,740 


1,740 



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Ilame 



3a te 1926 



Recommended 

1927 



Approved "by 
Supervisor 



Welles, 1f.S» 

Glick, K.ti. 
Kn owl ton, Helen 
Tucker, M.L. 
Derby, L.L. 
Gore, H.M. - 
Hicks, Mrs* C.S. 
j_i£ e , J • c » 
Wood, B.B. 
Benson, E.E. 
Chapman, L.V.. 
Cook, L.L. 
Gallond, G.E. 
Honney, M.T. 
Kelly, Mrs. F.L. 
Mellor, R.L. 
O'Lonnell, B.E. 
Powell, K.L. 
Vondell, E.M. 
V/eymouth, B.M* 
Walker, E.V. 
Archibald, J .G. 
Bailey, J.S„ 
Bourne, A.I. 
Bradley, L.A» 
Cutler, W. L. 
Doran, W.L. 
Felt on, ?•£• 
Franklin, H.J* 
Gu"ba , B»F» 
Jones, C.P* 
Jones, J.P- 
Helley, J.L. 
Lindsey, J.B» 
Miner, G.I. 
Llorse, J?.W. 
Nelson, R.P. 
Sanborn, H.E. 
Shaw, J.K. 
Tiedjens, V.A. 
7/hitconb, 7/.D. 
Cook, L.L. 
Eppler, M.G. 
Kiley, E.M. 
Meehan, E.E. 
Church, Mrs. L.G. 
Branch, tf#H. 
Carpenter, E.3. 
Cole, 7/.R. 
Farley, G.L. 



4 


,000 


3. 


,300 


2< 


,400 


2, 


,500 


1. 


,980 


3 


,120 


1 


,200 




900 


2 


,500 




780 


1. 


,500 




680 


1, 


,740 


1 


,200 


1. 


,020 




630 


1. 


,320 


1. 


,080 




960 


1. 


,500 




840 


2. 


,940 


2. 


,220 


2. 


,940 


1 


,780 


1. 


,380 


3- 


,060 


1 


,560 


3 3 


,120 


2, 


,580 


2. 


,640 


3, 


000 


1. 


,680 


3, 


,900 


1. 


,500 


3. 


,-780 


1 


,620 


1. 


,560 


3. 


,900 


2, 


,700 


2. 


,280 




340 


1. 


,080 


1. 


,080 


1. 


,320 


1. 


,620 


3. 


,420 


1. 


,680 


3, 


,120 


4 


,200 



$4 
3 
2 
2 
2 
3 
1 
1 
2 



Part salary 
Effective June 



1 
1 
1 

1 
1 
1 
1 

3 

2 

O 
1 
1 

3 

1 

3 
o 

2 
3 
1 
4 
1 
3 
1 
1 
4 
2 
2 

1 
1 
1 
1 
3 
1 
3 
4 



1, 



140 

480 

580 

620 

280 

300 

500 

080 

680 

900 

560 

74 Q£ 

860 

320 

080 

69Q# 

440 

140 

020 

560 

900 

060 

340 

060 

90 0# 

440 

240 

620 

360 

760 

820 

120 

740 

020 

560 

900 

800 

620 

140 

880 

520 

4.0 Of; 

140 
140 
380 
680 
600 
920 
300 
500 



1927 



4. 


,140 


3- 


,480 


2- 


,580 


2, 


,620 


2, 


,280 


3 3 


,300 


1. 


,500 


1. 


,080## 


2, 


,680 




900## 


1. 


,560## 




74 Qfr 


1 


,860^# 


1 


,320## 


1. 


,080## 




69 0# ## 


1. 


,440## 


1 


,140## 


1 


,020 


1 


.560## 




900## 


3. 


,060 


p 


,340 


3, 


,060 


1. 


,9QG# 


1 


,440 


3. 


,240 


1. 


,620## 


3, 


,360 


2. 


,760 


2. 


,820 


3- 


,120 


1. 


,740 


4. 


,020 


1. 


,560## 


3, 


,900 


1. 


,800 


1. 


,620 


4, 


,140 


2. 


,880 


2, 


,520 




4 00,; 


1, 


,140 


1. 


,140 


1, 


,380## 


1. 


680 # 


3 j 


600 


1, 


,920 


3, 


300 


4, 


,500 



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Name 


Rate 1926 


Recommended 


Approved by 






192 7 


Supervisor 


Foley, M.E. 


$2,700 


:^2,940 


12,940 


Forbes, M.E. 


2,500 


2,420 


2,420 


Helyar, J. P. 


' 3,120 


3,300 


3,300 


Kerr, Mrs. A..T. 


3,600 


3,780 


3,780 


Monahan, W.C. 


3,300 


3,480 


3,480 


ITodine, E.H. 


2,460 


2,580 


2,580 


Parker, S.R. 


4,000 


4,140 


4,140 


Thies, W'*H. 


2,700 


"2,880 


2,880 


Bates, E.M. 


960 


1,020 


1,020## 


Clark, S.L. 


1,140 


1,200 


1,200## 


Harris, K#lff. 


1,080 


1,140 


1,140## 


Lyma n , P . C • 


900 


960 


960/^# 


McKemmie, M.E. 


900 


960 


960# 


Petit, C.T. 


1,200 


1,320 


1,S20## 


Heed, J.B. 


1,080 


1,140 


1,140## 


Ward, L.A. 


1,200 


1,320 


1,320## 


White, C.H. 


1,020 


1,080 


1,080## 


White, S.M. 


960 


1,020 


1,020## 


Dickinson, L.S. 


1,290 


1,410# 


1,410# 


Markuson, M.J. 


2,520 


2,640 


2,640 


Roberts, O.C. 


1,800 


1,920 


1,920 


Smart, H.W. 


1 , 800 


1,920 


1,920 


Stout, G.J. 


1,800 


1,920 


1,920 


VanMeter, H.A. 


3,600 


3,720 


3,720 


Martin, K.M. 


1,320 


1,440 


1»440## 


O'Donnell, J. 


1,080 


1,140 


1,140« 


Toole, K.V. 


1,020 


1,080 


1,080#| 


Goodwin, W.I. 


1,440 


1,5607? 


1,560# 


Hav/ley, R.D» 


2,820 


3,180 


3,180 


Broadfoot, J.K. 


2,640 


2,760 


2,760## 


Bishop, E.Jj'. 


1,680 


1,800 


X,8GG## 


Broadfoot, M.L. 


720 


780# 


780^ ## 


Cook, A.M. 


1,560 


1,680 


1 , 680/-# 


Davis, L.L. 


1,200 


1,260 


1,260## 


Honnay, M.E. 


840 


960 


960^# 


Kittredge, J.F. 


960 


1,080 


1,080## 


Martin, H.A. 


1,260 


1,380 


1,380## 


Melbye, T.V.. 


960 


1,080 


1,080## 


Porter, B. 


960 


1,080 


1,Q80## 


Strachan, E.G. 


1,140 


1,26 Of 


1,260# ## 


Hubbard, E.H. 


840 


900 


900 


Goodwin, M.W. 


1,440 


1,620 


1,620 


Ha skins, H.D. 


3,420 


3,600 


3,600 


McLaughlin, F.A. 


900 


930 7 f 


93 0# 


Kuzmeski, J.W. 


1,520 


1,620 


1,620 


Clark, M.K. 


960 


1,080 


1,080 


Smith, P.H. 


3,420 


3,600 


3,600 


Mellor, R.L. 


630 


690//- 


690# ## 


Bigelow, Mrs. ¥• 


960 


1,080 


1,080 


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Part Salary 






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Effective J 


une 1, 1927 





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COLLEGE 


Fame 


Rate 1926 


Recommended Approved "by 






1927 


Supervisor 


Davie s, E.S. 


S3, 000 


§3,120 


$3,120 

(Jan. 1,1928) 


Fellers, C.R. 


3,180 


3,300 


3,300 


Jefferson, L.P. 


2,760 


2,940 


2,940 


Jones, L.H. 


2,520 


2,700 


2,700 


Kighell, K.L. 


2,400 


2,520 


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Sherburne, H.E. 


1,320 


1,380 


1,380 


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Question of 


promotion as 


of January 1, 


1928 will "be taken up at that time* 




Alcock, J.R. 


1,560 


1,620 


1,620 


Mitchell, Mrs.H 


.G. 1,020 


1,080 


1,080 


Waugh, J}'. A- 


4,500 


4,800 


4,800 



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Board of Trustees 



■ undersigned here" etition the calling of 
a special meeting of the 3 of Trustees of the 

husetts Agricultural College at 12 noon on Dec. 2 
t Boston for the purpose of considering jointly with 
committee of the :ci: te Alumni the proposed, project for 
physical education "building and ■ Iso other matters per- 
ining to c ol ? - . ;e dministration which the President 
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MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETIN G 0*' TRUSTEES 

Boston City Club, December 2, 192 7 



The meeting convened at 12 M. with Chairman 



Wheeler presiding. 

PRESEFT: 



Trustees Wheeler, Pollard, Arnold, 
Dewey, Ellis, Gannon, Richardson, Bacon, 
Gerrett, Clark, Preston, Jj'rost, Presi- 
dent Thatcher, Treasurer ICenney, an 
Alumni Committee of Messrs. Whitmore, 
Haskell, McLaughlin. 



The following call for the meeting was read: 



November 21, 1927. 

To the Trustees of the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen t 

A special meeting of the Board of Trustees 
is hereby called to convene at the City Club in Boston 
on December 2nd at twelve o'clock noon. This is in 
accordance with a petition "by three members of the 
Board and for the purpose of meeting with a committee 
of the Associate Alumni to consider the project of 
that group for a new Physical Education Building and 
also to consider whatever business the President may 
have to present. 

Respectfully yours, 

Robert D. Kawley 
Secretary. 

The meeting dispensed with the reading of the 
minutes of the previous meeting. 

President Thatcher announced to the Board the 
invitation from Mrs. Storrow to the Board of Trustees 
to dine with the Somen's Advisory Council on January 5th 
at her home. It was 

VOTED : To accept Mrs. Storrow' s kind invitation. 



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Call for 

Meeting 



Mrs. Storrov/'s 
Invitation 



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President Thatcher explained to the Trustees 

the reason for the presence of the Alumni Committee snd 

Chairman Wheeler invited the committee to present the 

matter for which the meeting was primarily called. Mr. 

Whitmore, President of the Associate Alumni, explained 
Alumni Project 

for Physical the alumni project for securing for the College a new 
Education 
Building physical education "building. The alumni feel that it is 

possible to finance such a building "by combining the 
resources of the alumni, possible assistance from state 
appropriation, and private philanthropy. He asked Mr. 
McLaughlin to relate briefly the history of the alumni 
project and to describe to the Trustees the tentative 
plans for the building, following Mr. McLaughlin r s 
explanation, Mr. Haskell of the Alumni Committee was 
called upon to explain the plan for financing. Mr. 
Haskell pointed out the necessity for assuring persons 
who might contribute that such contributions will not 
reduce the obligation of the State in its support of the 
College. He spoke of the value of such a project as this 
in keeping alive the interest of the alumni in the insti- 
tution. .Before such a project is undertaken the Trustees 
should agree to. accept the building as a part of the 
institutional equipment when it is completed. 

President Thatcher pointed out that the growth 
of the institution is apparently limited by two factors 
which are housing facilities and facilities for physical 
education. He felt that the Trustees should consider 
this alumni project in the light of both of these needs. 



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After discussion, it was 

VOTED ; To approve the proposal for providing 
physical education equipment for the 
College as presented "by the committee 
of the alumni and to instruct the Trustee 
Committee on .Buildings and Arrangement 
of Grounds to cooperate with the committee 
of the Associate Alumni to formulate 
definite plans which could he presented 
to the J3oard of Trustees at the annual 
meeting on January 6th. 

The Alumni Committee withdrew and the Board 

took up other matters of business presented by the 



President. 



The President announced the following resig- 



nations: 



S.B. Haskell as Director of the Experiment 
Station and Acting Head of the Division of Agriculture. 
Resignation to he effective December 15. 

K.T. Muller, Professor of floriculture, to 
be effective December 31. 

The President recommended the acceptance of 
these resignations and it was 

VOTED ; To approve the recommendation. 

The following action was taken upon the 
motion of Trustee Preston; 

V/hereas Director Sidney B. Haskell, who 
graduated from the College in 1904, has been connected 
with the institution in some capacity almost continuous- 
ly ever since; 

V/hereas after graduation he was assistant 
agriculturist at the Experiment Station, then assistant 
professor of agronomy, afterwards associate professor . 
and in 1915, full professor, and during this time he 



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.Resignations 



Resolution 
on Director 
Haskell* s 
Resignation 



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Appointments 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

organized the teaching of agronomy at the college so 
that it was widely noted for its high quality; 

Whereas he lias served very efficiently as 
Director of the Experiment Station since 1920, and as 
Acting Head of the Division of Agriculture since 1925; 
he it 



RESOLVED i 



Legacy of 
Hear Admiral 
Geo. K. Barter 



Invitation of 
Association 
of Governing 
Boards 



That it is with keen regret that the 
Trustees of the College accept his 
resignation and that they wish to record 
their sincere appreciation of his ser- 
vice to the institution and their hope 
for his success in his new work. 



Upon the recommendation of the President it 

was 

VOTED : To name Professor Chamberlain as Head of 

the Department of Chemistry in the College 
and to name Dr. Lindsey as Head of the 
Department of Plant and Animal Chemistry 
in the Experiment Station, these changes 
to he effective January 1, 1928. 

The President announced the receipt of a 

legacy of $5,000 made to the Trustees by the will of 

the late Rear Admiral George H. Barter. It was 

RESOLVED: That the Trustees of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College receive the 
donation of 85,000 made "by the will of 
the late Rear Admiral George H. Barter 
and order inscribed upon the records 
their deep appreciation of this gift by 
an illustrious alumnus of the college. 
The investment committee is hereby 
directed to safely invest the fund and 
the President is authorized to spend 
the income in accordance with the 
specified wishes of the donor. • 

The President presented the invitation from 

the Association of Governing Boards of State Universities 

and Allied Institutions for this Board of Trustees to 

become a member of the Association. It was 



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itaPORT TO TRUST-UJiS BY uOiiMITTiUiU APPOINTED AT AEHUAL Mi&siTllTG- JANUARY 6 f 
1928, TO CONSIIMi uOETRAuT PROPOSE BY ASSOCIATE ALUMNI AS TO HBW 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION BUIUMG. 



To the '-trustees of the Massachusetts Agricultural college: 



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At the annual meeting of the Trustees held January 6, 
1928, we were appointed a committee to consider the form of contract pro- 
posed by the Associate Alumni of Massachusetts Agricultural college, 
setting forth a plan for securing funds for the erection of a new physical 
education building. 

Our committee met at Boston, January 31st. We had 
before us a revised statement of the proposal of the alumni, which was 
apparently intended to meet in part certain criticisms voiced at the annual 
meeting of the trustees* 

After carefully considering all phases of the problem, 
we confirm what seems to be the opinion of all interested, that a new 
physical education building is one of the most pressing needs of the college, 
and ought to be provided at the earliest date, if the training of the under- 
graduates is to be carried on upon an efficient basis and in keeping with 
the prestige of the institution. The officers and various members of the 
Associate Alumni have devoted a great deal of time and thought to this 
commendable project, and their efforts deserve the hearty co-operation of 
the trustees, so far as this may be properly extended. 

We think that the proposed structure, consisting of 
(1) dirt floor cage or practice hall, (2) locker and dressing room wing, 
(3) front central section, and (4) swimming pool wing, to cost approximately 
$375,000, and the suggested location on Lincoln Avenue convenient to Alumni 



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in eld should have the general approval of the trustees; and further that 
the trustees may properly endorse a campaign to be conducted by the alumni 
to secure funds for the building, and may properly delegate several of their 
members to serve on the campaign committee with the alumni. 

1'he i'rustees, in our opinion, have no legal authority 

to make a contract with the Associate Alumni, in the form presented by the 

lar 

alumni or in any simi--form, relative to the raising of funds, the employ- 
ment of architect, payment, of expenses of the fund raising campaign, and 
other details in connection with the erection of the building* .even if 
the trustees had authority to enter into such an arrangement, we think it 
contrary to sound policy to tie the hands of the governing authorities of 
the college with respect to such matter, particularly as the fund raising 
campaign, if conducted along the lines proposed by the alumni, and the usual 
slow process of obtaining additional legislative appropriations through the 
budget, might run over a period of years, and changing circumstances in the 
meantime might rerder desirable certain material modifications in the plan. 
If there were an existing contract the trustees would thus find themselves 
embarrassed in dealing properly with the matter under altered conditions. 

Our suggestion is that the Associate Alumni formulate 
a new plan for a campaign among graduates and friends of the college to 
secure immediately the entire amount needed for the building, viz., $375,000. 
If the campaign is properly organized and vigorously prosecuted, we think 
it likely that the whole amount can be raised in a few months. 

'jSob trustees might well adopt a vote approving such 
project in general terms, and also permit several of their members to serve 
on the alumni committee. If before next fall the entire amount is raised, 
the problem is solved. If a substantial portion of the needed amount, say 
fifty per cent or more, is secured by that time, the Associate Alumni could 



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then consider the advisability of filing a petition with the legislature in 
January, 1928, asking for a special appropriation to make up the balance. 

In view 9f the pressing necessity of the building and 
in recognition of the efforts of alumni and friends of the college in raising 
at least half of the cost, it is not unreasonable to expect that the legis- 
lature would take favorable action upon the appropriation. Under the 
circumstances we believe it probable that the Commission on Administration 
and Finance would either support the legislation or at least refrain from 
opposing it* ihe chief advantages of our suggestion are that not only the 
dirt floor cage or practice hall but also the three other important sections 
of the building would all be secured at one time, and that in all probabil- 
ity the college would come into the possession of the complete structure 
several years earlier than if a more leisurely method of providing these 
sections were adopted, through the usual budget channels; and, last but not 
least, the trustees would be relieved from the inevitable embarrassments of 
a formal contract with the Associate Alumni, of doubtful legal validity and 



unwise policy. 



iteted this seventh day of February, 1928 • 




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VOTED : To lay the matter on the ta"ble. 

It was subsequently 

VOTED t That the President should act for the 
Board of Trustees in keeping in touch 
with the Association with the under- 
standing that no dues should "be paid 
for this purpose. 

The President suggested the advisability of 

recodifying the By-Laws of the Corporation in view of 

the fact that this has not "been done since 1907. It 

wa s 

VOTED: To appoint a committee of President 
Thatcher, Trustee Bacon, Secretary 
Hawley, to recommend such recodification 
to the Board of Trustees at the annual 
me e t ing • 

The President reported the conferences which 
he has had with Prof. Eoord. As a result of the dis- 
cussion which followed, it was 

VOTED ; To refer the matter of his relations to 
the institution to the Trustee Committee 
on Course of Study and Faculty with the 
understanding that the President should 
make the necesaary investigations and 
report to this committee. 

It was 

VOTED : To authorize the President to act as 

Head of the Division of Agriculture and 
as Director of the Experiment Station in 
the interim preceding the appointment of 
permanent officers in these positions. 

The President reported concerning his 
negotiations with candidates for the position of Direc- 
tor of the Experiment Station. 

It was 

VOTED: To empov/er the President to negotiate 
with candidates for this -oosition. 



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recodifying 
of By-Laws 



Report on 
Conference with 
Prof. Foord 



Candidates 
for position 
Director of 
Exp. Station 



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The meeting adjourned at 2r20 P.M. 



Vice 
, President 




'// Secretary 



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MINUTES 0? THE ANITUAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 
State House, Boston, Mass., January 6, 1928 



The meeting convened at 9:35 a.m. with Chair- 
man Wheeler presiding. 



PRESENT; 



Trustees Wheeler, Bowditch, Gannon, 
Bacon, Ellis, Arnold, Chandler, Gerrett, 
Preston, Frost, Dewey, Gilbert, Presi- 
dent Thatcher, Treasurer Kenney* 



Call for the meeting: 



December 23, 1927 



To the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen; 

Pursuant to the provisions of the by-laws, 
the annual meeting of the Trustees of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College is hereby called to convene at 
Room 136, State House, Boston at 9:15 a.m., on Friday, 
January 6, 1928. 



Respectfully yours, 

Robert D. Hawley 
Secretary. 

The minutes of the preceding meeting were 
approved without reading. 

The chairman appointed the following as a 
Nominating Committee to nominate officers and committees 
for the ensuing yearj Trustees Bowditch, Frost, Preston. 

It was moved and 

VOTED: That the Chairman appoint a committee of 
two trustees to wait upon the Governor 
and to inform him that the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College were 
in annual session. 






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Call for 

Meeting 



Committee to 
wait upon the 
Governor 



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TTelegram of 
Condolence to 
President 
Butterf ield 



Report of 
Committee to 
Re-codify 
By-laws 



Appointments 



Resigns tion 



Promotion 



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The Chairman appointed Trustees Ellis and 
Gerrett. This committee subsequently reported that the 
Governor was out of town for the day. 

It was 

VOTED ; To direct the Secretary to send a tele- 
gram of condolence to President Butterfield 
on the sad occasion of the death of his 
mother. 

The special committee appointed to recodify 
the "by-laws reported progress and was continued. 

President Thatcher reported the f allowing re- 
signations and appointment st 

NEW APPOINTMENTS 

Clarice L. Beane, Clerk, Seed Control, December 1, 1927, 
S960 

Dorcas Candlin, Stenographer, Botany Department, October 
1, 1927, ftl,200 

Kenzie G-. Davidson, Telephone Operator, October 1, 1927, 
$840 

H. Robert DeRose, Assistant Official Chemist, Control 
Service, October 1, 1927, #2,200 

Mrs. Harriet J. Haynes, Extension Specialist in Home Man- 
agement, October 17, 1927, $2,700 

Mary K. Knightly, Stenographer, Department of Agricultural 
Education, October 31, 1927, $960 

Elsie E. Nickerson, Technical Assistant, Home Economics, 
September 15, 1927, $1,200 

Ransom C. Packard, Instructor in Bacteriology, October 
10, 1927, $2,000 

Mrs. Kathleen Powers, Stenographer, Department of Bacter- 
iology, October 1, 1927, $960 

David Rozman, Assistant Research Professor of Agricul- 
tural Economics, December 1, 1927, $2,520 

Helen Shea, Stenographer, Division of Horticulture, 
October 28, 1927, $840 

RESIGNATION 

Elizabeth Kallowell, Stenographer, Department of Bac- 
teriology, October 1, 1927 

PROMOTION 

Emily G. Davidson, Clerk, Division of Agriculture, 
October 1, 1927, £1,200 from Telephone Operator, 
Division of Agriculture 



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It was 

VOTED; To confirm these resignations and 
appointments. 

President Thatcher recommended the appointment 
of Professor F. J. Sievers of the State College of 
Washington as Director of the Experiment Station to 
succeed Sidney B. Haskell at a salary of $4800 per year, 
effective February 1st or as soon thereafter as Professor 
Si ever s reports for duty. It was 

VOTED : To approve the recommendation. 

Miss Arnold described the opportunities for the 
expansion of the course of study as she sees them and 
suggested that a special committee "be appointed to study 
the extension of the scope of women* s work at the college 

The special trustee committee on scope of the 
college has already had this matter under consideration 
and it was left with this committee for further report. 

The Chairman of the Committee on Farm recom- 
mended that approximately $4500 from replacement funds 
he utilized this year for the construction of a horse 
"barn on the farm. It was 

VOTED: To approve the recommendation. 

The Chairman of the Committee on Extension 
Service recommended that county extension agents be 
listed in the catalogue under a separate heading as 
members of the staff of the college. It was 
VOTED ; To approve the recommendation. 



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Appointment 
of Professor 
Sievers, Dir . 
Exp. Station 



Construction 
of horse barn 



County Agents 
listed in 
Catalogue 



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Alurnrri Plan 
for Physical 
Education Bldg 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

The Chairman of the Committee on Buildings 

and Arrangement of Graunds recommended that the Trustees 

adopt the following plan proposed "by the alumni for the 

erection of a physical education building-? 

1. That a Physical Education Building similar to 
the sketch presented "be erected on the grounds of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College on Lincoln Avenue 
convenient to the Alumni Field, the cost of which is 
estimated as fallows: 



Dirt Floor Cage or Practice Hall 
Locker and Dressing Room Wing 
Front Central Section 
Swimming Pool Wing 



2. 



That 
erection of at 
shall "be admin 
and trustees. 

This 
who may "be pos 

This 



Total cost ( a pp. ) 

the campaign for funds t 

least one or more units 

istered "by a joint commi 



Appr .Cost 

$175,000 
55,000 
55,000 
90,000 

£375,000 



o finance the 

of this "building 
ttee of alumni 



state off 
"building 
favor of 



committee will solicit alumni and others 

sible contributors. 

committee will also pres 
icers from time to time with 
up among appropriating bodies 
state support. 



ent the project to 
the object of 
a sentiment in 



3. That this drive for funds hav 
the dirt floor cage as its first objec 
other units be erected in whatever ord 
and the Trustees decide advisable when 
available . 



e the financing of 
tive and that 
er the cormittee 
funds become 



4. That there be an agreement between the Trustees 
of the College and the Associc. te Alumni of M.A.C. guar- 
anteeing that they (the Trustees) shall accept the 
building or any unit thereof immediately upon completion 
and make suitable provision for its required equipment 
and maintenance without further liability to the donors. 

5. That the Trustees shall furnish architects' 
plans for the building if this can be arranged through 
legal channels. 

If not the Associate Alumni of M.A.C. shall 
solicit funds from the Alumni and friends of the College 
and upon the receipt of $15,000 in cash shall engage an 
architect to furnish plans for the building. 

6. That the College shall assist in the campaign 
for funds for the Physical Education Building by con- 
tributing towards traveling expenses of those engaged 

in the work, clerical assistance, and publicity material 



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to the extent 
the President. 



that 



this seems possible and advisable to 



7. In order that there shall he no question as to 
plans and specifications of any or all units of the 
Physical Education Building the plans for the whole 
project shall "be accepted "by the alumni, the trustees 
and any other interested parties "before any construction 
is begun. 



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8. That as soon as plans for the "building have "be 
completed and approved "by the Associate Alumni of M.A.C 
and the Trustees of the College, and sufficient funds 
and pledges have "been received, and arrangements made f 
a loan to finance the erection of the first unit of the 
"building "bids shall "be secured from contractors for the 
erection of that unit. 

There was considerable discussion as to the 
authority of the Trustees in the matter and it was sub- 
sequently 

TOTED ; That the Trustees have received the plan 
of the committee of the Associate Alumni 
for providing a physical education "build- 
ing and wish to express their appreciation 
of the cordial and generous interest in 
the affairs of the college shown "by the 
alumni and that a committee of three "be 
appointed to consider the legal aspects of 
the project and present a plan for cooper- 
ation "between trustees and alumni which can 
"be considered and adopted at a special 
meeting to "be called for that purpose when 
the committee is ready to report. 

The Chairman appointed to this special commit- 
tee Trustees Chandler, Bacon, and Clark. 

The President submitted his annual report. It 
was 

VOTED ; That the report be received with 
appreciation and printed. 

Upon the recommendation of the Nominating 

Committee the following officers and committees were 

elected for the ensuing yearr 



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President 's 
Annual Report 



Election of 
Officers and 
Committees 

of Trustees 



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OFFICERS OF THE TRUSTEES 

His excellency Governor Alvan T. Fuller of Boston, 

President 
William Wheeler of Concord, Vice-President 
Robert D. Hawley of Amherst, Secretary 
Fred C. Kenney of Amherst, Treasurer 
Frank Gerrett of Greenfield, Auditor 

STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE TRUSTEES FOR 1928 

Committee on Finance 
Atherton Clark, Chairman William Wheeler 

George H. Ellis Arthur G. Pollard 

Nathaniel I. Bowditch Carlton D. Richardsor 

Frank Gerrett 

Committee on Course of Study and Facult y 
William Wheeler, Chairman Davis R. Dewey 

James F. Bacon John F. Gannon 

Payson Smith Arthur W. Gilbert 

Miss Sarah Louise Arnold 

Committee on Farm 
Nathaniel I. Bowditch, Chairman George H. Ellis 
Frank Gerrett Arthur W. Gilbert 

Carlton D. Richardson 

Committee on Horticulture 



Harold L. Frost, Chairman 
Charles H. Preston 



John Chandler 
A the r son Clark 



Committee on Experiment Department 
Charles H. Preston, Chairman Arthur G. Pollard 
Arthur W. Gilbert Harold L. Frost 

John Chandler Carlton D. Richardson 

Miss Sarah Louise Arnold 

Committee on Buildings and Arrangem ent 



of Grounds 



George H. Ellis, Chairman 
Frank Gerrett 
William Wheeler 



James F. Bacon 
Charles H. Preston 
Atherton Clark 



Committee on Extension Service 



John Chandler, Chairman 
Nathaniel I. Bowditch 
George H. Ellis 
Miss Sarah Louise Arnold 



Davis R. Dewey 
John F. Gannon 
Arthur V. Gilbert 
Harold L. Frost 




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Committee on Legislation 
George H. Ellis, Chairman William Wheeler 

Pays on Smith Carlton D. Richardson 

Nathaniel I. Bowditch James F. Bacon 

Arthur W. Gilbert 

The Treasurer submitted his annual report and 



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VOTED ; That the report "be received and printed. 

It was moved and 

VOTED ; That all action taken by committees of 

trustees during the year, which have not 
been subsequently approved by the Board 
of Trustees, be hereby approved. 

It was 

VOTED ; To amend the by-laws so that the first 
paragraph of Article 3 shall read as 
follows » "There shall be two stated 
meetings of the Trustees in each year; 
the first to be held at the State House 
or at such place as the Trustees at any 
previous meeting may determine on the 
Friday following the second Tuesday in 
January at 9s30 a.m. and to be known as 
the annual meeting at which officers 
shall be chosen and the annual report 
made. The second meeting shall be held 
at Amherst during the week of the annual 
commencement, the day and hour of said 
meeting to be fixed by the President of 
the College in consultation with the 
Secretary of the Board." 



The meeting adjourned 




Vice 
President 



Secretary 



Treasurer f s 
Annual Report 



Action taken 
by committees 
approved 



Amendment 
By-laws 



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MIMJTES OF SPECIAL MESTIITG OF TRUSTEES 

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The meeting convened at 12 m. with Chairman 



Wheeler presiding. 



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Death 



Report of 
Sub -commit tee 
on Physical 
Education 
Building 
Project 



Trustees Wheeler, Richardson, Dewey, 
Ellis, Chandler, Clark, Bacon, Gerrett, 
Gilbert, President Thatcher, Treasurer 
Kenney, Director Sievers. 



President Thatcher reported the death of a 
member of the college staff, Mr. William F. Howe, Assis- 
tant State Leader of Boys and Girls Club Work. It was 

VOTED: To instruct the Secretary to send a 
note of sympathy to Mrs. Howe. 

Trustee Bacon presented the report of the sub- 
committee on the Physical Education Building project. 
It was 

VOTED: To accept the report. 

Mr. Bacon then presented a motion prepared by 

the sub-committee which was duly seconded and unanimously 

VOTED : That the Trustees of the Massachusetts 

Agricultural College hereby express their 
sincere appreciation of the active interest 
displayed by the officers and members of 
the Associate Alumni of the College in con- 
sidering methods and plans for securing a 
new physical education building; that the 
Trustees generally approve the suggestion 
made by the alumni that the proposed struc- 
ture consist of four sections, viz., dirt 
floor cage or practice hall, locker and 
dressing room wing, front central section, 
and swimming pool wing, to cost approxi- 
mately $375,000, exclusive of equipment, 
and that it be located on Lincoln Avenue 
convenient to Alumni Field; 
that the Trustees approve the inauguration 
of a campaign by the Associate Alumni to 



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raise funds from graduates and friends of 
the college for the erection of the entire 
"building as soon as possible; that the 
Trustees consent that such of their mem- 
bers may serve on the campaign committee 
as the Associate Alumni may desire; and 
further that, if the campaign shall result 
in the raising, by actual payment or satis- 
factory pledges, of at least fifty per 
cent of the necessary amount, exclusive 
of equipment, "before December 1st, 1928, 
the Trustees will approve such action as 
the Associate Alumni may decide to take 
with respect to petitioning the Legis- 
lature of 1929 for a special appropriation 
to make up the balance of the amount 
needed for the construction and equipment 
of the building. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was unanimously 

VOTED: To report this action of the Trustees 
relative to the Physical Education 
Building project at the next meeting 
of the Associate Alumni. 

Chairman Clark of the Finance Committee made 

the recommendation of that Committee relative to the 

adoption of a plan for group insurance for employees of 

the College. There was thorough discussion of the 

proposal and upon motion, duly seconded, it v/as 

VOTED ; To approve the plan for group insurance, 
subject to the advice of the State In- 
surance Commissioner, with the under- 
standing that its cost shall be paid 
out of such trust funds as are available 
for such use and that dividends which may 
accrue shall be applied to replenish such 
funds. The final contract shall be 
approved by the Board of Trustees before 
becoming operative. 

Trustee Gilbert stated to the Board, at Mr. 

Bowditch's request, that there are rumors that Mr. G. L. Mr. Parley f s 

Salary 

Farley plans to resign from the College. Dr. Gilbert 



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urged that any possible steps "be taken to increase Mr. 
Parley T s salary in order that he may "be retained. It 



was 



VOTED : That the matter he left with the 
President with power. 

The meeting adjourned at 1*45 p.m. 



Vice 
President 




Secretary 





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REPORT TO TRUSTEES BY COLllITTEE APPOINTED AT AE1JUAL MEET DIG 
JA3HJARY 6, 1928, TO CONSIDER CONTRACT PROPOSED 3Y ASSO- 
CIATE ALUMNI AS TO HEW PHYSICAL EDUCATION BUILDING 



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To the Trustees of the Massachusetts Agricultural Colleger 

At the annual meeting of the Trustees held January 
6, 1928, we were appointed a committee to consider the form 
of contract proposed "by the Associate Alumni of Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, setting forth a plan for securing funds 
for the erection of a new physical education "building. 

Our committee met at Boston, January 31st. We had 
"before us a revised statement of the proposal of the alumni, 
which was apparently intended to meet in part certain criti- 
cisms voiced at the annual meeting of the trustees. 

After carefully considering all phases of the pro- 
blem, we confirm what seems to "be the opinion of all inter- 
ested, tha t a new physical education building is one of the 
most pressing needs of the college, and ought to "be provided 
at the earliest date, if the training of the undergraduates 
is to "be carried on upon an efficient "basis and in keeping 
with the prestige of the institution. The officers and 
various members of the Associate Alumni have devoted a great 
deal of time and thought to this commendable project, and 
their efforts deserve the hearty co-operation of the trustees, 
so far as this may be properly extended. 

We think that the proposed structure, consisting of 
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roora wing, (3) front central section, and (4) swimming pool 
wing, to cost approximately $375,000. and the suggested 
location on Lincoln Avenue convenient to Alumni Field should 
have the general approval of the trustees; and further that 
the trustees may properly endorse a campaign to be conducted 
"by the alumni to secure funds for the "building, and may 
properly delegate several of their members to serve on the 
c ampa i gn c ommi 1 1 e e w i t h the a lumn i . 

The Trustees, in our opinion, have no legal author- 
ity to make a contract with the Associate Alumni, in the 
form presented "by the alumni or in any similar form, relative 
to the raising of funds, the employment of architect, pay- 
ment of expenses of the fund ra.ising campaign, and other 
details in connection with the erection of the building. 
Even if the trustees had authority to enter into such an 
arrangement, we think it contrary to sound policy to tie the 
hands of the governing authorities of the college v/ith res- 
pect to such matter, particularly as the fund raising cam- 
paign, if conducted along the lines proposed by the alumni, 
and the usual slow process of obtaining additional legislative 
appropriations through the budget, might run over a period of 
years, and changing circumstances in the meantime might ren- 
der desirable certain material modifications in the ptlara. 

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If there were an existing contract the trustees would thus 
find themselves embarrassed in dealing properly with the 
matter under altered conditions. 

Our suggestion is that the Associate Alumni formul- 
ate a new plan for a campaign among graduates and friends of 
the college to secure immediately the entire amount needed 



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for the building, viz., $375,000. If the campaign is pro- 
perly organized and vigorously prosecuted, we think it 
likely that the whole amount can "be raised in a few months. 

The Trustees might well adopt a vote approving such 
"oroiect in general terms, and also permit severa.1 of their 
members to serve on the alumni committee. If before next 

fall the entire amount is raised, the problem is solved. 

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If a substantial portion of the needed amount, say fifty per 
eent or more, is secured by that time, the Associate Alumni 
could then consider the advisability of filing a petition 
with the legislature in January, 1929, asking for a special 
appropriation to make up the balance. 

In view of the pressing necessity of the building 
and in recognition of the efforts of alumni and friends of 
the college in raising at least half of the cost, it is not 
unreasonable to expect that the legislature would take favor- 
able action upon the appropriation. Under the circumstances 
we believe it probable that the Commission on Administration 
end Finance would either support the legislation or at least 
refrain from opposing it. The chief advantages of our sug- 
gestion are that not only the dirt floor cage or practice 
hall but also the three other important sections of the 
building would all be secured at one time, and that in all 
probability the college would come into the possession of 
the complete structure several years earlier than if a more 
leisurely method of providing these sections were adopted, 
through the usual budget channels: and, last but not least, 
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merits of a formal contract with the Associate Alumni, of 
doubtful legal validity and unwise policy. 

Dated this seventh day of February, 1928. 



John Chandler 
Atherton Clark 
James F. Bacon 

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herst, -lass. 

My dear Mr. Hawley: 






I7e received your telegram offeri: 
the sympathy of the Board of trustees of the Uolle 
'./ill you not see that this word of very de 
preciation from all of us is conveyed to the 
:.rd in some appropriate fashion' Although Mother 
Lad come to years given to but few, the feeling of 
loss anc3 loneliness seems to be as Iceen as it could 
possibly be. 



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MINUTES Off SPECIAL MEETING Ob' TRUSTEES 
Presidents Office, Amherst, May 5, 1928 

The meeting convened at 10:00 a.m. with Chair- 



man Wheeler presiding. 



PRESENT: 



Trustees Wheeler, .b'rost, Kichardson, 
Dewey, Preston, Clark, Gerrett, Bowditch, 
Bacon, Pollard, Ellis, Chandler, President 
Thatcher. Mr. Kenney was also present. 



The following: is the call for the meeting: 



April 16, 1928. 

To the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 

G-entlemenr 

As provided by the "by-laws , a special meeting 
of the .board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Agricultural 
College is hereby called to convene at the President's 
Office at Amherst at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 5. The 
purpose of the meeting is to consider certain proposed 
changes in the course of study, and the building program. 

Kespectfully yours, 

Kobert D. Hawley 
Secretary 

The minutes of the preceding meeting were 

approved without reading. 

A 

letter from former President Butterf ield, 
conveying appreciation of the word of sympathy sent to 
him from the Board of Trustees upon the occasion of the 
death of his Mother, was received and ordered filed. 

A letter from Mr. Sumner K. Parker, Secretary 
of the Associate Alumni of the Massachusetts Agricultural 
College, conveying a vote of the Executive Committee of 
the Associate Alumni which &as an expression of apprecia- 
tion of the Trustee interest in the Physical Education 



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the meeting 



Letter from 
President 
Butt erf ield 



Physical 
Education 
Building 
Pro j ec t 



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Science 

Building 



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Building Project, was received and ordered filed. 

President l'h atcher rep0 rted the progress of 
the Alumni -Trustee Physical Education Building Project. 
He asked the cooperation of the Trustees in three ways? 
That each make whatever contribution he felt a"ble and 
willing to give; that each give to a member of the 
Committee information concerning any person, not connected 
with the College, who might "be inclined to contribute to 
the project; and that each be ready to assist the Presi- 
dent or a member of the Committee in presenting the 
merits of the project to any such person, should such 
assistance be required* The President reported that 
early Alumni contributions have averaged approximately 
#90 . each, and that the response is very encouraging. 
Ke announced a contribution of $5000 from one person 
not connected with the College. 

upon the recommendation of the Trustee Committe 

on Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds, it was 

VOTED: To devote the gymnasium facilities at the 
Drill Hall to the use of women students 
when the new Physical Education plant is 
available for use of men students. 

Mr. Ellis reported the action of the Trustee 

Committee on Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds relative 

to the construction of an addition to the Veterinary 

Science building, and asked for a reconsideration of the 

proposal. It was emphasized in the discussion which 

followed that the members of the Committee on Buildings 

and Arrangement of Grounds had understood, when this 



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item had "been included in the "budget, that such con- 
struction would make possible vacation of other "build- 
ings and thus accommodate the Department of Horticultural 
Manufactures. Subsequent developments have shown that 
this is not practicable and that the Department of Horti- 
cultural Manufactures will still require an appropriation 
for a separate "building. It was 

VOTSD t That a special committee, consisting of the 
chairman of the Committee on buildings and 
Arrangement of G-rounds, the Chairman of the 
Committee on Horticulture, and the President 
of the College, confer with the Commission 
on Administration and finance relative to 
this situation and make recommendation to 
the hoard of Trustees at the June meeting. 

President Thatcher submitted a recommendation 
from the students of the two Year Short Course that the 
name of the Course "be changed to "The School of Agri- 
culture at Massachusetts Agricultural College" . He re- 
ported that this matter had "been discussed "by the Presi- 
dent r s Cabinet and that the sense of that group was that 
the new name should be more specific and that they had 
recommended "The Stockbridge School of Agriculture at 
the Massachusetts Agricultural College™" • The discussion 
brought out the sentiment of several members of the 
Board as to the appropriateness of the name Stockbridge 
in connection with this course, and it was 

V0T5D : To change the name of the Two Year Course 
to w The Stockbridge School of Agriculture 
at Massachusetts Agricultural College*. 

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Divisions 



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approved "by the Trustee Committee on Course of Study, 

were presented. 

KS-OKtiAiaZATlU.N UP DIVISIONS 

(a) Rural Home Life to "become Division of Home 
Economics 






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(c) 

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Humanities and Kural Social Science to "beocme 
Division of Social Sciences* 

Sciences to "become Division of Physical and 
Biological Sciences. 

Recommendation of appointment to "be Head of 
Division. 



jr. J. Sievers 
¥• A. Waugh 
Edna L. Skinner - 
C. E. Gordon 

A. A. Mackimmie - 



Agriculture 

Horticulture 

Home Economics 

Physical and biological 

Sciences 

Social Sciences 



RE-ORGAN I ZATIOfl OP DEPARTMENTS liN DIVISION Ojj 1 SOCIAL 



• SCIENCES 

(a) Languages and Literatures, to includes 

1. English 

2. Modern foreign languages - German, trench, 

Spanish 

3. Music 

(b) Economics, History and Sociology, to include 

1. General Economics 

2. History and Government 

3. general and Kural Sociology 

, It was 

VOTED : io approve the above recommendations. 

President Thatcher raised the question as to the 

policy of the Trustees in awarding honorary degrees, in 

view of recommendations which have recently been submitted 

to the President, it was 

VOTED : to continue for the present the policy of not 
conferring honorary degrees to which policy 
exception was made in the case of former 
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Upon recommendation of the President it was 

VOTED: xo approve the expenditure, from the 

Sessions' Trust jrund, of $80. for prizes in 
the nigh School Day Literary Contest. 

President Thatcher reported that, due to an 

adverse opinion rendered "by the Attorney-General, it seems 

inadvisable to continue to try to arrange for the group 

insurance plan approved by the Trustees at their last 



meeting. 



The meeting adjourned at lira 




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Call for the 
meeting 



Resignations 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

MINUTES OF THE SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING 0i?' TRUSTEES 
President's Office, Amherst, June 11, 1928 
The meeting covened at 9:30 a.m. with Chair- 
man Wheeler presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Pollard, Ellis, Chandler, 

Bowditch, Preston, Richardson, u-ilbert, 
Wheeler, (Jerrett, Clark, Dewey, President 
Thatcher, Treasurer Kenney» 

The following is the call for the meeting: 

May 25, 1928 

To the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agriculture College 

Gentlemen* 

In accordance with the provisions of the "by- 
laws, the semi-annual meeting of the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College is hereby called to 
convene at the office of the President, Amherst, at 
9t30 a.m. Monday, June 11, 1928. 

Respectfully yours, 

Robert D. Hawley 
Secretary 

■the minutes of the preceding meeting were 

approved without reading. 

upon the recommendation of the President, it 
was 

VOTED : To confirm the following resignations and 
appointments? 

Resignations 

Margaret C. Eppler, Experiment Station, May 31, 1928 
Harriet F. Fish, Clerk, Power Plant, May 25, 1928 
Elizabeth ff« Hopkins, Seed Analyst, Control Service, 

May 19, 1928 
Edith E. Meehan, Senior Clerk and Stenographer, Market 

Gat den tfield ' Station, May 31, 1928 
Josephine u. Reed, Junior ulerk and Stenographer, Ex- 
tension Service, May 31, 1928 



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Appointments 

Mary F. Lally, Senior Clerk and Stenographer, Market 

Field Station, May 26, 1928, $1,320 
Bertha E. Palmer, Junior Clerk, Power Plant, May 1, 1928, 

f960 
Mrs. Frank W. Prescott, Junior Clerk and Stenographer, 

Extension Service, May 18, 1928, $>960 

Upon the recommendation of the faculty it was 

VOTED ? To confer the degree of Bachelor of Science 
upon the following members of the Class of 
1928 



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Howard Joseph Abrahams on 
Paul Flanders Albert in i 
Jack Amatt 
Harold King Ansell 
Blanche Deane Avery 
Ellsworth Barnard 
Kenneth Alden Bartlett 
Lor a Margaret Batchelder 
Hans Baumgartner 
Gordon Everett Bearse 
Marjorie Elise Beeman 
Frank John -ootulinski 
David Carlton Bradford 
Frederick Holand Bray 
Walter Abner Bray 
Horace Taylor urockway, Jr. 
Cornelia Bassett Church 
Harold Eugene Clark 
Albert Cairnes Cook 
Dorothy Mabel Cooke 
Richard Jackson Davis 
Carolyn Dean 
Ian Oliphant Denton 
Dorothy Madeline Drake 
William Hill Draper, Jr. 
Horatio Malcolm Dresser 
Lawrence William Elliott 
Wendall Eames Estes 
Joseph Andrew Evans 
Seth Judson Ewer 
Thomas Wells Ferguson, Jr. 
Joseph Henry Forest 
Robert Leo Fox 
Frances Thompson France 
Paul Frederick Frese 
Maxwell Henry Goldberg 
Harriet Phoebe Hall 
John Stanley Hall 
Harold Curtis Hatch 
Joseph Raymond Hilyard 
Alexander Carlton Hodson 



jrrank Fuller Homeyer 
Walter Morton Rowland 
William Eaton Hyde 
Robert Joseph Karrar 
Wellington Kennedy 
Dana Jud3on Kidder, Jr. 
Constantine Pericles Ladas 
Donald Ricker Lone 
Albert Joseph La Prise 
Karl George Laubenstein 
Julia Kuth Lawrence 
Charles Smith Leonard 
Dorothy Luella Leonard 
Margaret Elizabeth Lincoln 
Robert Alexander Lincoln 
Margaret Adams Little 
Douglas winthrop Loring 
Elisabeth Perry Love 
Myer Lynsky 
Joseph Anthony Malley 
Edwin Elliott Robinson Marsh 
Leon Chester Mars ton, Jr. 
Walter Herman Marx 
Leslie Irving McEwen 
Walter Kenneth McGuire 
Ethan Dana Moore 
Elizabeth Alma Morey 
Robert Earl Moriarty 
Daniel Joseph Mulhern 
Francis Redding Mullen 

(as of the class of 1927) 
Ralph Gordon Murch 
Edwin Lincoln Mur do ugh 
Frank jjreeman .Noble 
John Lyman Cutting 
Robert Hammond Owers 
Josephine Panzica 
ihomas Austin Pickett 
Oliver Plantinga 
Sarah Theodora- Plantinga 
^rjorie Jotfison Pratt 



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Bachelor 

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Degree of 
Bachelor of 
Vocational 
Agriculture 



Degree of 
Master of 
Science 



Degree of 
Doctor of 
Philosophy 



Professor 

Emeritus 

Rank 



Paige 
Laboratory 



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Charles Putnam Preston 
Stanley Mchols Preston 
John Francis Q,uinn 
Arnold Ide Redgrave 
Roland Ellsworth Reed 
Cecil Curtis Rice 
Albion Barker Ricker 
Hartwell Eveleth Roper 
Charles Edwin Russell 
Edward Parker Ryan 
Newell Allen Schappelle 
Ernest John Schmidt 
Leslie Rockwell Smith, Jr. 
Walter Russell Smith 
Barbara Willson Southgate 

It was 



Ernest Leavitt Spencer 
Frank Colquhoun Stratton 
Charles Burke Sullivan 
Howard Thomas 
Leonard Lewis Thompson 
Henry Bailey Trull 
John Warren Tufts 
^eorge Sherlock Tulloch 
Alden Parker Tut tie 
Walter Bernhardt V a n Hall 
George Bernard Voetsch 
Edwin Searles white 
Edwin Arthur Wilder 
Florence Dorothea Williams 
Horace Herbert Worssam 



VOTED : to confer the degree of Bachelor of Vo- 
cational Agriculture upon Leo Linwood 
Fenton Allen. 

It was 

VOTED : ao confer the degree of Master of Science 
upon the following: 



Malcolm jj • Dull 
Herbert Martin Emery 
•Kichard William uessenden 
Oliver W. Kelly 

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(ieorge John Larsinos 
Majel Margaret MacMasters 
Ezekiel Rivnay 
T". Robert Swanback 



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VOTED : ^0 confer the degree of Doctor of Philosophy 
upon Harison Morton xietz. 

upon the recommendation of the President it was 

VOTED : to confer the rank of Professor Emeritns of 
Agriculture upon Dr. "illiam P. Brooks and 
the rank of Professor Emeritus of Agri- 
cultural Education upon William R. Hart. 

Trustee Ellis reported for the Special Com- 
mittee appointed to interview Commissioner Howard con- 
cerning the proposed new construction at Paige Laboratory. 
J-t is apparently the understanding pf the uommission on 
Administration and finance that the present appropriation 
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Department of Horticulutral Manufactures so that no pro- 
ject would have to "be submitted for a new "building for 
that Department. Mr, Howard would "be willing to re- 
commend to the next Legislature that enough more funds "be 
added to the #40,000 already appropriated to make 
possible a new building for Horticultural Manufactures as 
originally contemplated. In view of this iact, it was the 
recommendation of the Special Committee that the §40,000 
be not expended this year but be held in consideration of 
further appropriation for the purpose of constructing a 
new horticultural Manufactures .Laboratory, it was 
VOTED : to adopt the recommendation. 

President ihatcher reported for the Special 
Committee appointed to recodify the by-laws of the Trustees. 
According to the provisions of the by- Jaws the recommend- 
ed recodification was transmitted to the members of the 
Board seven days prior to the meeting. Recommendations 
for changes in the recodification as submitted were 
acted upon by the full Board and it was 

VOTED : That the by-laws as thus recodified and re- 
vised be adopted, printed ana distributed. 

Treasurer Jienney recommended a form of bequest 
as follows: 

*T give and bequeath to the Trustees of the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College at Amherst, Massachusetts, 
the sum of dollars* 



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Special 

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Horticultural 
Manufac tures 
Builc ing 



Consideration was give to a communication from 

the Student j-orum concerning the name of the College. 

It was 

VOTED : That the matter "be laid on the table. 

consideration was given to the building needs of 

the Institution in preparation for the consideration of 
Special 
Appropriationsthe Budget for special appropriations to "be prepared by 

the Committee on Buildings and Grounds. It was 

VOTED ? That a new laboratory for Horticultural 
Manufactures should "be the first item in 
such a "budget and that a men's dormitory 
should "be the second item. 

The Committee on Buildings and Arrangement of 
u-rounds was authorized to prepare a budget for special 
a propriations tor the ensuing year with the advice and 
consent of the Chairmen of the several Standing Committees 

upon the recommendation of the President it was 

VOi'TID : That there be a special meeting of the .board 
of Trustees on September 28, next, in Jboston 
to determine the budget for maintenance for 
the ensuing /ear and to consider such other 
matters as may properly be presented; and 
that this meeting be preceded by whatever 
committee meetings may be necessary. 

It was 

VOTED : to authorize the Treasurer to arrange for the 
preparation of plans for the proposed horti- 
cultural Manufactures building. 

President Thatcher read to the .board a re- 
commendation from Director Munson that Mr. parley's 
salary be increased to ^5,000 per year, it was 

VOTED ; ro approve the recommendation and to authorize 
the President of the College to negotiate with 
the Division of Personnel and Standardization 
and with the Governor and council, if necessary, 

for the purpose of making this action 
effective . 



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President ihatcher reported lor the special 
committee appointed to negotiate with the State Depart- 
ment of conservation relative to the use of College land 
by the Department for a forest nursery. rhe President 
reported that no formal agreement had "been made in writ- 
ing hut that the matter had "been amicably settled, he 
believed, so far as all parties interested, were con- 
cerned, ihe Department of Conservation will not en- 
croach further upon college land, they have promised, 
and the farm Department and the Experiment Station are 



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SCHEDULE OJj' 3ALAKY I if C MEASES TO ±sECQMS ELECTIVE 



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Hate 1927 


Recommended 


Approved by 








1928 


Supervisor 




Machmer, w, l. 


#5,000 


$5,200 


$5,200 




Goodwin, w. I. 


1,560 


1,68C# % 


1,680^ % 




Hawley, R. 1). 


3,180 


3,360 


3,360 




Broadf oot , J . K* 


2,760 


2 , 880fr# 


2 , 880## 




Bishop, JS. jj""» 


1,800 


1,920## 


1,920## 




Broadf oot, M. L. 


780 


84 7 ? #t 


84 0# ## 




Bukoski, A. J£* 


900 


96Q## 


960## 




Cook, A. M. 


1,680 


i,aoo# m 


1,8OO0# f 


# 


Davis, L» L» 


1,260 


1,320# 


1,320## 




Honnay, M. Ev 


960 


1,020## 


1,020## 




Hubbard, K. H. 


900 


1,020## 


lf020## 




Kahler, E. E» 


960 


1,020^# . 


I1020## 




Martin, H. A» 


1,380 


1,440## 


i;440## 




Helbye, 5T. V\ 


1,080 


1,200## 


1,200## 




Montague, E. «T. 


2,700 


2,880 


2,880 




Barrett, R. H» 


1,380 


1,470^ 


1,470# 




Beaumont, A. B» 


915 


945jf 


94 5# 




Lanphear , M. 0. 


2,820 


3,000 


3,000 




Cubbon, M. H» 


2,880 


2,940 


2,940 




Rice, V. A. 


3,120 


3,300 


3,300 




Mack, M. J. 


2,520 


2,640 


2,640 




Graham, J. C. 


4,000 


4,260 


4,260 




Sanctuary, ST. C» 


3,360 


3,480 


3,480 




Gunness, C. I. 


3,540 


3,660^ 


3,660# 




Harrison, A. K. 


3,120 


3,300 


3,300 




Comb s , C . C . 


2,400 


2,580 


2,580 




Thayer, C. L. 


3,780 


4,020 


4,020 




Thompson, C. &• 


3,300 


3,480 


3,480 




Snyder, G. B. 


2,280 


2,400 


2,400 




Sears, i'. C» 


4,200 


4^500 


4,440 




Osmun, A. V. 


3,000 


3,060# 


3,060# 




Torrey, R» E. 


2,940 


3,120 


3,120 




McLaughlin, F. A* 


1,920 


2,040# 


2,040# 




Clark, 0. L. 


3,180 


3,360 


3,360 




Serex, Paul 


2,820 


2,880 


2,880 




Peters, u. A. 


3,900 


4,020 


3,960 




Chamberlain, J . S. 


4,020 


4,260 


4,260 




Hinegardner, w. S» 


1,920 


2,100 


2,100 




Alexander, c. P. 


2,940 


3,120 


3,120 




Crampton, Lr» C. 


3,600 


3,720 


3,720 




Salman, K. A. 


1,200 


1,620 


1,620 




-B'arrar, c. L. 


2,040 


2,100 


2,100 




■// Part Salary 


### Reall 


ocated from 5r. 


to Prin. CI. 




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Name 


Kate 1927 


Recommended 


Approved by 






1928 


Supervisor 


Moore, ¥• C. 


$2,940 


$3,120 


$3,120 


Boutelle, H. D. 


1,920 


1,980 


1,980 


Gage, G. E. 


4,140 


4,260 


4,260 


Bradley, L. A. 


900 


1,040# 


1,040# 


Garvey, M. E. 


1,680 


1,740 


1,740 


Alderman, u. W» 


2,400 


2,580 


2,580 


Lentz, J. B. 


2,130 


2,250# 


2,250# 


Gordon, C. E. 


5,900 


4,200 


4,140 


Gilbert, C. M. 


1,740 


1,860 


1,860 


Rand, F. P. 


3,180 


3,360 


3,360 


Anderson, P. B. 


1,800 


1,860 


1,860 


Prince, V/. E. 


3,000 


3,360### 


3,360### 


Patterson, C. H. 


3,840 


4,020 


4,020 


Mackimmie, A, A. 


3,900 


4,200 


4,200 


Cutler, I. M. 


2,880 


3,000 


3,000 


eroding, S. C 


2,040 


2,220 


2,220 


Dunbar, D. T. 


2,040 


2,220 


2,220 


Cance, A. E. 


4,200 


4,500 


4,440 


Yount, H. W. 


2,940 


3,120 


3,120 


Welles, W. S. 


4,140 


4,260 


4,260 


Glick, H. H. 


3,480 


3,720 


3,720 


Skinner, E. L. 


3,600 


3,900 


3,840 


Know It on, Helen 


2,580 


2,760 


2,760 


Tucker, M. L. 


2,620 


2,760 


2,760 


Hamlin, Margaret 


1,260 


1,350# 


1,350# 


Hicks, t; . s. 


4,200 


4,260 


4,260 


Derby, L. L. 


2,280 


2,400 


2,400 


w ore, H. M. 


3,300 


3,600 


3,540 


Briggs, L. E. 


1,200 


1,620 


1,620 


Hicks, Mrs. C. S. 


1,500 


1,620^ 


1,620^ 


Wood, B. B. 


2,680 


2,760 


2,760 


Kuzmeski, J» 


1,500 


1,620 


1,620 


J_i 8 e , J • J • 


1,080 


1,140## 


1,140## 


Benson, E. S. 


900 


960## 


960## 


Boguslawski, E»M» 


960 


1 , 020## 


1,020## 


Brownell, D. E» 


900 


960## 


960## 


Chapman, L. V*. 


1,560 


1,620## 


1 , 620## 


Cook, L. L* 


740 


830### 


830# ## 


Davidson, E. G. 


1,200 


1,320## 


1,320## 


Davidson, K. G. 


840 


900## 


900## 


Fisher, L. E. 


1,320 


1,380## 


1,380## 


Gallond, G. E« 


1,860 


1,920## 


1,920## 


Honney, M. T. 


1,320 


1,380## 


l,380//# 


Knightly, M* R. 


960 


1,020## 


1,020## 


Mellor, R. L. 


690 


720# ## 


72 0# ## 


Mitchell, Mrs. H.G.I, 080 


1,200## 


1,200# 


O'Donnell, B. E. 


1,440 


1,500## 


1,500## 


Pierpont, M. 


1,320 


1,380## 


1,380## 


Powell, K. L. 


1,140 


1,200## 


1,200## 


# Part Salary 








## Effective June 1, 1928 






;/'//# Reallocated 


from Asst . 


Prof, to Assoc 


i. Prof. 


^ Part time 









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.Name 



Kate 1927 



Recommended 
1928 



Approved "by 
Su pervisor 



Powers, Mrs. J. A 
Rouless* 0. E» 
Shea, H. J» 
Streeter, E. J. 
Tabor, M» E. 
Turner, 0. M. 
Vondell, E. M. 
Walker, E. T. 
Teymouth, B. M. 
Woodbury, M. A. 
Alcock, J. R. 
Allen, H. L* 
Archibald, J. G. 
Bailey, J. S. 
Ball? A.'S. 
Bourne, A. I. 
Uutler, W. L. 
Dor an, W. L. 
jj'elton, E. E. 
Franklin, H. J". 
Ga skill, E. F. 
Hays, F* A. 
Holland, E. B. 
Jones, 0. P. 
Jones, J. P. 
K.elley, J. L.. 
Miner, G. I* 
Morse, F. 1*« 
kelson, P. R. 
Sanborn, R» E. 
Snell, M. E. 
Tied j ens, V. A» 
Whit comb, w. D. 
Candlin, E» 
Church, Mrs. L. 6 
Cook, L. L. 
Eppler, M. (*• 
Kiley, E. M. 
Rouleau, Or, E. 
Clark, M. K. 
DeRose, H. R. 
Goodwin, M. ¥. 
Haskins, H. D. 
Hinshaw, W. R. 
Kuzmeski, J. W. 



$ 960 
600 
840 
780 
960 
1,320 
1,020 
900 
1,560 
780 
1,620 
1,380 
3,060 
2,340 
1,260 
3,060 
1,440 
3,240 
1,620 
3,360 
2,940 
3,480 
3,600 
2,820 
3,120 
1,740 
1,560 
3,900 
1,800 
1,620 
1,560 
2,880 
2,520 
1,200 
1,680 
400 
1,140 
1,140 
600 
1,080 
2,200 
1,620 
3,600 
3,000 
1,620 



3>1,020## 

660# ## 

960## 

960## 

1 , C80## 
1,440## 
1,080## 
1,020## 
1,620## 
960f# 
1,740 
1,440 
3,300 
2,580 
1,320 
3,120 

1 ■«*### 

3,360 

1,740 

3,600 

3,060 

3,720 

3,720 

2,940 

3,360 

1»860#### 

1,620 

4,080 

1,920 

1,740 

1,620 

2,940 

2,760 

1,320## 

1,800^ ##» 

490# ## 
1,20G## 
1,200## 

660# ## 
1,200## 
2,400 
1,800 
3,660 
3,360 

1,800 






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*1,020## 

660# ## 

960## 

960## 
1,020## 
1,440## 
1 , 080## 
1,020## 
1,620## 

960## 
1,740 
1,440 
3,240 
2,520 
1,320 
3,180 
1,620### 
3,360 
1,680 
3,600 
3,060 
3,720 
3,720 
2,940 
3,360 
1,860#### 
1,620 
4,080 
1,920 
1,740 
1,620 
2,940 
2,700 
1,320## 
1,800## ##### 

490# ## 
1,200## 
l.«00f# 

60 0# ## 
1,200## 
2,400 
1,800 
3,720 
3,360 

1,800 



1928 



# Part Salary 
## Effective June 1, 

### Reallocated from Lab. Asst. to Tech. 
tflttfff Reallocated from Res. Asst. to Tech. 
.,'//# Reallocated from Sr. to Prin. CI. 



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Name 



Hate 1927 



Sanders, E. JT. 
Smith, P. K. 
Waite, C. B* 
Beane, C. L» 
G-over, C B» 
Mellor, R. L* 
Munson, W. A* 
Branch, i\ H. 
Carpenter, E. S. 
Cole, W. R. 
Cooley, E. B. 
Fawc e 1 1 , C . J • 
Foley, M» E. 
Forbes, M. E. 
Haynes, Mrs. H. J. 
Helyar, J. P. 
Herr, Mrs. A. T- 
Koon, R. M. 
Monahan, W. C. 
.Nodine, E* H» 
Oleson, G. 0» 
Parker, S. R. 
Rowe,. H. B. 
Thies, W. H. 
Bates, E. M* 
Bridgman, A. M» 
Brownell, A. M. 
Clark, S. L» 
Harris, K. M* 
Howaoi£, M» C 
Lyman, P. C. 
McKemmie, M. C. 
Packard, I),- I. 
Petit, C* T. 
Truesdell, S. W. 
Ward, L. A» 
White, C. K. 
White, S. M. 
Widber, 0. B. 
Verbeck, R. H» 
Barrett, R. H. 
Dickinson, L. S. 
Eoley, M. J. 
Glatfelter, &. V. 
Grayson, E. E* 
Hamlin, Margaret 
Hubbard, S. C. 
Len t z , J . B . 
Earkuson, M. J» 



$2,000 

3,600 

1,200 

960 

1,380 

690 

4,800 

3,600 

1,920 

3,300 

2,700 

3,300 

2,940 

2,420 

2,700 

3,300 

3,780 

3,300 

3,480 

2,580 

2,?00 

4,140 

3,500 

2,880 

1,020 

900 

840 

1,200 

1,140 

1,200 

960 

960 

840 

1,320 

900 

1,320 

1,080 

1 , 020 

1,200 

4,000 

1,380 

1,350 

1,920 

2,700 

3,180 

1,260 

2,220 

1,470 

2,640 



Recommended 
1928 



Approved by 
Supervisor 



^2,400 

3,660 

1,320 

1,020## 

1,44 Off 
720# ## 

5,100 

3,840 

2,100 

3,600 

2,940 

3*600 

3,120 

2,580 

2,940 

3,600 

3,960 

3,600 

3,720 

2,700 

2,380 

4,380 

3,600 

3,120 

1 , 080## 
960## 
960## 

1,260## 

1,200## 

1,380## 

1,020## 

1,02 Off 
960## 

1»580## 

l,020#f 

1 , 380## 

1,14 Off 

1,080## 

1,320### ff# 

4,260 
1 ,470# 

l,470f 

2,100 

2,760 

3,360 

1,3 5 Of 

2,400##^# 

l,530f 

2,760 



f Part Salary 
■## June 1, 1928, Effective 
### August 2, 1928, Effective 
iff fit Reallocated from Jr. to 
Hlttfilf October 1, 1928, Effective 



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457 



#2,400 
3,720 
1,320 

It 02 Off 

l,440f# 

72 0# ## 
5,100 
3,840 
2,100 
3,600 
2,940 
3,600 
3,120 
2,580 
2,940 
3,600 
3,960 
3,600 
3,720 
2,700 
2,380 
4,380 
3,600 
3,120 
1,080## 

960## 

9t0f# 
1»260## 
1,200## 
1,380## 
l,020f# 
1,020## 

960## 
1,380## 

960## 
1,380## 
1,140## 
l,080#f 

it32o### mtt 

4,260 

1,470# 

1,470# 

2,100 

2,760 

3,360 

1,350// 

2,400f##f£ 

1,530# 

2,760 



Sr. 



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Same 


Kate 1927 


Recofcmended 


Approved by 






1928 


Supervisor 


Packard, k* C. 


§2,000 


£2,100 


$2,100 


Pulley, M. G. 


1,980 


2,100 


2,100 


Beaumont, A. B. 


2,745 


2,835# 


2,835# 


Brown, M. V. 


1,200 


1,320 


1,260 


Davies, E» S» 


3,120 


3,300 


3,300 


Dufresne, V, A. 


1,020 


1,200 


1,200 


Fellers, G. R. 


3,300 


3,600 


3,600 


Griffiths, F. F. 


1,620 


1,740 


1,740 


Jefferson, L. P. 


2,940 


3,120 


3,120 


Jones, L, H. 


2,700 


2,940 


2,880 


Mighell, R. L. 


2,520 


2,640 


2,640 


Pyle, F. J. 


2,820 


2,940 


2,940 


Roznan, D» 


2,520 


2,700 


2,700 


Sherburne, k. E. 


1,380 


1,440 


1,440 



Webster, W. E. 
#Part Salary 



1,320 



1,380 



1,380 



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The Board of Trustees of M.A.C. , 
Robert D. Hawley, Secretary , 
Amhe rs t, Mas sac inset ts . 
Gentlemen: 

At the Open Forum held by the students of Massachusetts 
Agricultural College last Wednesday undej the auspices of Adelphia, 
a discussion of the possibility and desirability of changing the 
name of this College took place. After considerable discussion, a 
motion was made and passed by nearly an unanimous vote that Adelphia 
express to the President and Trustees of the College the sentiment of 
the student body that the name of Massachusetts Agricultural College 
be changed to Massachusetts State College. 

This step is an expression of the feeling among the undergraduates 
that the present name is not indicative of the scope of the education 
offered here, nor representative of the interests of a large majority 
of the students enrolled, and that the name in use will be a handicap 
to those graduates who may wish to engage in other pursuits than 
those directly connected with agriculture. 

That the present high standard of agricultural instruction . 
would not be unfavorably influenced by a change in name seems 
probable , f or greater benefits would accrue to all departments of 
the ^ollege if the influence of the College as a whole and that of 
its graduates were increased. *t is reasonable to expect that the 
influence of the State College would be felt to a far greater 
degree and that its educational facilities utilized by a larger 
number of students if its scope were indicated by a name which would 
' *^J not be interpreted as the present one is by so many people throughout 
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( lft^ '^ e students here realize that any action for a change in 

name must originate with the ^resident and Trustees of the u ollege, 
and must have the support of alumni, students, and public opinion as 
expressed in the legislature. As a means of expressing student 
opinion, copies of this letter are being sent to President Thatcher, 
the Board of Trustees, and to the "Massachusetts c ollegian M . 

Respectfully yours, 

President of Adelphia. 



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trustee ! MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEET I Mi UX' THE HOARD 0.F TRUSTEES 



Boston, Massachusetts, September 28, 1928 

The meeting convened at 10:00 a.m. with ohair- 
man ""'heeler presiding. 



PRESENT : 



Trustees wheeler, Thatcher, Ellis, Preston, 
.Frost, .bacon, Cerrett, Richardson, Gilbert, 
Pollard, Arnold, Cannon, nowditch. 
Treasurer Kenney was also present. 



15, 1928 



following is the call for the meeting: 

. t. 
x o the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Centlemen: 



Pursuant to the action of the -board of Trustees 
at the meeting held on June 11th, a special meeting of the 
-Board is hereby called to convene at the Hotel Hellevue 
in Boston on Friday, September 28th at 10 a.m. The pur- 
pose of this meeting will "be to determine the "budget for 
maintenance for the ensuing year and to consider such 
other matters as may properly "be presented. 

This meeting will he preceded "by committee 
meetings on September 27th. 

Respectfully yours, 

Robert D. Hawley 
Secretary 

President Thatcher informed the .board that he 
had received a letter from Trustee Clerk stating that he 
had tendered his resignation as a Trustee of the Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College to His Excellency, Governor 
Fuller, and that the Governor had accepted his resignation 
J-t was 



VOTED : *hat the Secretary be instructed to express 
to Mr. Clark the regrets of the members of 
the -Board of Trustees at this termination of 
his long and valuable service as a member of 
this Hoard and the friendly associations whiclji 
it ha d ma d e possible. 



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Call for 

the 
Meeting 



Resignation 

of 
Mr. Clark 



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460 



TRUSTEE 



Political 
Clubs 



Crab tree 
Be que st 



Pomeroy 
Library 

tfund 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



it was 

V O'l'E D : 10 ratify the action of the committee on 
jj-'aculty and Program of Study in approving 
changes in personnel which have taken place 
since the last meeting of the .ooard of 
Trustees . 

President Thatcher read an invitation from the 

Association of Governing uoafds of State universities and 

Allied institutions to this .ooard of Trustees to "become 

a member of the Association. it was 

VOTED: That no action "be taken on the invitation. 



President Thatcher asked for a statement of 
policy in -regard to the formation of political clubs on 
the camx-)us, he having been asked by representatives of one 
political party for authority to organize such a club, 
it was 



'VOTED ; ihat the policy of permitting the formation 
of political clubs on the campus be adopted. 

A communication from a member of the Faculty 

was read which recommended that a commission be appointed 

to study various aspects of the Lotta urabtree .bequest as 

they concern the uollege, in preparation for making 

recommendations to the Trustees under the will, it was 

VOTED : That the communication be received and placed 
on file. 

Announcement was made of the receipt of a gift 

of $1500 from Mrs. J. JJ. Moore to establish the wobert jr. 

Pomeroy Library j?und in memory of her brother, nobert j? . 

Pomeroy, of the class of 1394. The income of this jrund 

is to be used for library purposes, it was 

VOt^D : to accept this gift and instruct the Secretar 

to the t] 3 of the uoard of Trusteed 
to the donor. 



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THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

Consideration v iven to the Budget for 
intenance for the ensuing; year. The Finance Committee 
recommended the adoption of Budget of |719, 139,00 for 
Personal Service; 4^326,388,00 for Maintenance or a total 
of $1,045,527.00, this representing an increase of 

3,667.00 over the appropriation of the previous year. 
It was pointed out "by the President that of this increase 
of $93 ,.66?. 00, ';45,223.00 is required to carry increases 
in the Personal Service item granted during the past 
year and to which the College and the State are committee). 
'17,100.00 in addition is required to cover increases in 
cost of the Control Service and will he offset "by in- 
creases in revenue. The increases in the Personal Ser- 
vice-item which originate this year amount to only 
,;10,006.00 on the basis of one-fourth the annual rate for 
salary increases for trie professional staff and one-half 
the annual rate for salary increases for the clerical 
staff and one-fourth the annual rate for new positions. 
The requested increase in the item for general Maintenanc 
lounts to |21,338.00. It was 

VOTZiD ; To accept the Budget and to recommend its 
inclusion in the Executive Budget of the 
Commonwealth. 

It was 

YOTKD: To approve the action of the Finance Com- 
mittee in recommending a ch . of salary 
status for the Treasurer of the College 
which will increase his salary to 00 
per year and authorizing the President to 
appeal the matter to the Governor and his 
CSuncil if necessary. 

The Budget for Special A riation as 



46 



Budget 



Treasure r ! s 
Salary 



462 



TRUSTEE 



Appeal of 
Decisions of 
Cbiamis'si'on on 
lini strati cm 

and 
Fina nee 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

determined "by the Committee on Buildings and Grounds and 
representing a total of £310,550.00 was presented. It wa$ 
VOT^D : To approve this Budget. 

President Thatcher asked for a statement of 
policy in appealing decisions of the Commission on Ad- 
ministration and Finance to the Governor and Council 
where such decisions do not seen to he in the "best in- 
terests of the College and the public. He mentioned 
particularly the need for a men's dormitory and the 
probability that the Commission will not approve such an 
.item for inclusion in the Budget. It was 

VOTED: To authorize the President to appeal any 

such cases to the Governor and Council if in 
his discretion such an appe 1 seems advisable 



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MINUTES OF SPECIAL IffiSTIXG OF THIC BOARD OF TRUS TEES 
Boston, Massachusetts, Fovember 9, 1923. 

The meeting convened st 6:30 p.m. with Chairman 
'Wheeler presiding. 



PRESENT: 



Trustees Wheeler, Thatcher, Chandler, Frost, 
Gerrett, Preston, Dewey, Pollard, Ellis. 
Mr. Kenney, Mr. Kicks and Mr. Vftiitmore were 
also present. 

The following is the call for the meeting: 

Octoher 31, 1928 

To the Board of Trustees of the 
•lassachuse tts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 



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In accordance with the provisions of the By-Laws 
a special meeting of the Board of Trustees is heresy called. 
to convene at the Boston City Cluh on Friday, November 9 
at 6:3.0 p.m. The purpose of the meeting will he the con- 
sideration of the Alumni-Trustee project for a new physical 
education "building. 

Respectfully- yours, 

Robert D. Hawley 
Secretary 

The following trustees approved prior to Oct. 31 

the calling of this meeting: 

C. H. Preston D. R. Dewey John Chandler A. ¥. Gilberi 
H. L. Frost Frank Gerrett William V/heeler C .D. Richardson 
G. H. Ellis A. G. Pollard J. F. Gannon 

It was suggested "by Treasurer Kenney that a 

successor to Mr. Atherton Clark on the Auditors' Committee 

De appointed. Mr. Preston was nominated and it was 



Call for 
the meeting 



unanimously 



VOTED: 



That Mr. Preston should succeed Mr. Clark on 
the Auditors' Committee. 



Audi tor 



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The Trustees heard a report of the campaign for 
a new Physical Education Building from Professor Plicks, 
who is Vice-President of the Committee and Director of the 



campaign. 



Mr. Whitmore, President of the Associate Alumni 



and Chairman of the Campaign Committee, reported the 

following recommendation to the Board of Trustees from 

that Committee: 

"That the following action of the Board of 
Trustees, to wit: '-- that, if the campaign 
shall result in the raising, "by actual pay- 
ment or satisfactory pledges, of at least 
50% of the necessary amount, exclusive of 
equipment, "before December 1, 1928, the 
trustees will approve such action as the 
associate alumni may decide to take with 
respect to petitioning the Legislature of 
1929 for a special appropriation to make up 
the "balance of the amount needed for the con- 
struction and equipment of the ' "building; '-- 
"be continued for one year." 

1 1 was 

VQT^D : To approve the recommenda tion and to continue 
the action mentioned for one year. 

Mr. V/hitrnore reported that the 1 Campaign Commit te 
had decided to undertake now the second phase of the cam- 
paign, that of solicitation of persons not connected with 
the College. The Committee felt that Alumni contributions 
and promised support had reached such a stage that it 
could be pointed to as indicating that the Alumni are 
really interested in thi.j project and ready to support it 
in a substantial way though not able to supply the whole 
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He reported a second recommenda tion from the 

Alumni Committee as follows: 

"That the trustees consider plans for active 
■a i ticipa tion with the Alumni Committee in the 
solicitation of persons not connected with the 
College." 

There was considerable discussion of this 
recommendation. President Thatcher pointed out that it 
involved an important decision "by the Board of Trustees 
as to whether they are now ready to actively solicit as 
a, Board financial support from other sources than the 
State Legislature. It seemed to he the consensus of 
opinion that the Trustees are not ready to take this 
step although they are in hearty accord with the plans 
of the Alumni and reedy to assist in carrying out these 
plans so far as possible. 

The question was raised as to the advisability 
of using the name "Alumni-Trustee Committee for Physical 
Education Building" as has been used in the campaign so 

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Mr. Bacon to decide. 



The meeting 




30 p»m. 

Vice 

Pre sic ent 



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Chairman 



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THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

&INUTES OP THE ACTUAL MEETIHG OF TH3 BOARD OP TRUSTEES 



State House, Boston, January 9, 1929 

The meeting was called to order at 9:45 a.m. 

by the Secretary and proceeded to elect a temporary 

Chairman. It was 

VOTED : To elect Trustee Bacon as temporary Chair- 
man. 



PRESENTS 



Trustees Bacon, Frost, Chandler, Gilbert, 
Arnold, Gannon, Gerrett, Richardson, 
Preston, Whitmpre, Griggs, President 
Thatcher, Treasurer Kennev. 



The following is the call for the meeting: 

Amherst, Mass. 
December 26, 1923 

To the Board of Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

The annual meeting of the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College is hereby called to 
convene at Room 136, State House, Boston, at 9:30 a.m. 
Wednesday, January 9, 1929. 

Yours respectfully, 

Robert D-, Hawley 
Secretary 

The Chairman called attention to the vacancy 
existing in the presidency of the Board and asked for 
nomination to fill the position. His Excellency, 
Governor Frank G. Allen, was nominated and it was unani- 
mously 

VOTE D : To elect Governor Allen President of the 
Board of Trustees for the ensuing year. 

The Chairman appointed Trustees Gilbert and 

Gerrett as a Committee of two to wait upon the Governor 

notifying him of his election as President of the Board 






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and informing him that the Trustees of the Massachusetts 

Agricultural College were in annual seasion. 

It wa s 

VOTZiD : That the Chairman appoint a committee of 
three to nominate officers and committees 
of the Board of Trustees for the ensuing 
year. 

The Chairman appointed Trustees Frost, Preston 
and Chandler. 

President Thatcher read to the Board a letter 

from Mr. William Wheeler regarding his retirement from 

the Board. It was moved and unanimously 

VOTED ; That President Thatcher he authorized to 

represent the Board of Trustees in convey- 
ing to Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Pollard the sin- 
cere regret and loss which the Trustees 
feel upon their retirement after such long 
and distinguished service to the College* 

, Dr. Gilbert suggested that the Trustees 

memorialize the service of Mr. V/heeler "by some token 

such as a plaque upon which would appear the signatures 

of the members of the Board. It v^as 

VOT ■■jD : To appoint Dr. Gilbert and President 

Thatcher a committee to arrange for what 
seems to them a suitable recognition of the 
services of Mr. Wheeler to the College. 

Upon the recommends tion of the Committee on 

Faculty and Program of Study the following changes in 

personnel were approved: 

Resigna tion s 

Ralph W. Redman, Assistant Director, Extension Service, 
November 30, 1923 

Hew Appointments 

Joseph S. Butts, Instructor in Chemistry, Oct. 1,1928, 
:•". 1,800 



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Nomina ting 
Corani t tee 



Re tirement 
of Mr. Wheeler 
and Mr. 
Pollard 



Resigns tions 



Appointments 



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Bequest 



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Ralph v7.. Donaldson, Extension Specialist in Agronomy, 

November 15, 1928, $3,600 
William H. Tague, Assistant Professor of Agricultural 

Engineering, January 1, 1929, £2,220 

President Thatcher called to the attention of 
the Trustees that the press has stated that the "bequest 
under the Lotta Crabtree Will are now ready to "be executed. 
The Trustees under the Will, have informally asked Mr* 
3. R. Parker, Secretary of the Associate Alumni of the 
College to suggest a plan for the use of the Lotta Agri- 
cultural Fund. Mr. Parker would be glad to have the 
suggestions of the Trustees in this connection. It was 

VOTED: To appoint President Thatcher, Trustee Bacon 
Treasurer Kenney a Committee to confer with 
the Associate Alumni in regard to plans for 
handling the Lotta Agricultural Bequest. 

President Thatcher presented to the Trustees 
the recommendation of the Committee on Faculty and Pro- 
gram of Study that the plan for continuing the practice 
of the granting of the B.V.A. degree as attached hereto 
be approved. It was 

VOTED : To adopt the recommendation. 

Upon the recommenda ti on of the Trustee Com- 
mittee on Horticulture it was 

VOTED ; That the Committee on Horticulture be re- 
sponsible for the administration of the 
Market Garden Field Station at Waltham end 
that the existing committee of three chair- 
men be relieved of further responsibility 
in this connection. 

The Trustee Committee on College Farm presented 

a recommendation that a special emergency request be 

made for an appropriation of $3,600 for reconstruction 

at the Brooks' Farm barn for the purpose of providing 



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Memorandum of Understanding Between M.A.C. and the Division of 
Vocational Education of the State Department of Education regarding 
admission to the College of graduates of County Agricultural Schools 
and Departments of Agriculture in High Schools. 

I. Graduates of Vocational Schools of Agriculture in Massachusetts 
and of Vocational Agricultural Departments in Massachusetts High 

Schools may be accepted for entrance to the College to pursue a 
course leading to the degree "Bachelor of Vocational Agriculture" 
provided: 

(a) they are unqualifiedly recommended by the Vocational 
Division of the State Department of Education as bona 
fide Vocational Graduates and who are believed to be 
capable and worthy to undertake collegiate work; and 

(b) that they can present at least 14-| units of certified 
entrance credits approved as to quality and quantity 

by the State Department of Vocational Education of which 
not more than 7 credits may be in agricultural subjects. 

II. The course of instruction for the degree of Bachelor of Vocational 
agriculture will, so far as possible, be made distinctive from that 
for the degree of Bachelor of Science and in keeping with the voca- 
tional objective of the students enrolled. 

Transfer from the B.V.A. course to the B. S. course will not be 
permitted at any time later than the beginning of the student's 
sophomore year and only if the student makes up deficient entrance 
credit prior to such transfer. , After any such transfer his status 
Will depend upon the satisfactory completion of all requirements in 
the B.S. course. 

III. This agreement shall remain in force until terminated by the 
College or the Division of Vocational Education. One year's notice 
of intention to terminate the agreement shall be given by either 

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facilities for the isolation of positive reactors to 



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the agglutination test for contagious abortion from the 
college dairy herd. Upon motion of Mr. Gerrett, it was 

VOTED: That the amount specified should he not to Appropriation 



exceed 1)3,950. 
It was 

VOTT^D: To adopt the recommendation of the Com- 
mittee as amended. 

It was moved and 

VOTED: That all action taken by Committees of the 
Trustees during the year, which have not 
been subsequently approved by the -Board of 
Trustees, be hereby approved. 

Upon the recommendation of the Treasurer, the 

Chairman appointed Trustees Gerrett, Ellis and Preston 

as a committee to approve schedules and supervise in- 



for Brooks f 
Farm Barn 



Action of 
Committees 



vestments • 



The Treasurer submitted his annual report and 



Committee on 
Schedules and 
Investments 



it was 



Treasurer ' s 
Report 



VOTED: That the report be received and printed. 

At this point His Excellency, Governor Frank G 

Allen met with the Trustees, expressed his interest in Governor 

at tends 
the work of the College and his desire to cooperate fully 

with the Board of Trustees. 

President Thatcher presented a portion of his 
annual report. In response to a question from Governor 
Allen as to the most important needs of the College at 
present, the President answered that there is need for 
some changes in the application of the system of classi- 
fication of personnel as it applies at the College; that 
there is need for provision for professional improvement 



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President * s 

Report 



Felicitation 

for Mr. SI lis 



Report of 
Momi'na t i ng 
Committee 



Election of 
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trustee of the members of the staff; and emphasized some build- 
ing needs, particularly a dormitory and a physical edu- 
cation building. 

After the retirement of the Governor, the 
President presented other sections from his annual re- 
port and it was 

VOTED ; To receive the report with appreciation and 
order it printed. 

Sentiments of regret were expressed regarding 
Mr. Ellis 1 sickness and President Thatcher was asked to 
send to Ur . Ellis the good wishes of the Board. 

The Nominating Committee reported its recommen- 
da tions for officers and committees of the -board of 
Trustees for the ensuing year and the Secretary was in- 
structed to cast one ballot by which it was unanimously 

VOTED: To elect the following officers and com- 
mittees of the -°oard of Trustees for the 
ensuing year? 

President, His Excellency, Governor Frank G. 

Allen 
Vice-President, George H. Ellis 
Secretary, Robert D. Haw ley 
Treasurer, Fred G. Kenney 
Auditor, Frank Gerrett 

Committee on Finance 
Frank Gerrett, Chairman George H. Ellis 

Carlton D. Richardson Nathaniel I. Bowditch 

Fred D. Griggs Harold L. Frost 

Committee on faculty and Program of Study 
Davis R. Dewey, Chairman Miss Sarah Louise Arnold 
John F. Gannon James F. Bacon 

John Chandler Pay son Smith Arthur W. Gilbert 

Committee on Buildings and Grounds 
George II. Ellis, Chairman Philip F. Whitmore 

Gharles II. Preston Frank Gerrett James F. Bacon 




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Committee on College Farm 
Nathaniel I. Bowditch, Chairman George H. Ellis 
Carlton D. Richardson Arthur W. Gilbert Frank Gerrett 

Committee on Horticulture 
Harold L. Frost, Chairman John Chandler 

Charles H. Preston Howard 3. Russell Philip F. 7/hitmore 

Committee on Experiment Station 
Charles H. Preston, Chairman Miss Sarah Louise Arnold 
Carlton D. Richardson Harold L. Frost 

Howard S» Russell 



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Committee on Extension Service 
John Chandler, Chairman Fred D. Griggs 

Davis R. Dewey Nathaniel I. Bowditch 

John F. Gannon Arthur '."/.Gilbert Miss Sarah Louise Arnold 



The following petition signed by 453 students 
of the College was presented: w We, the undersigned, stu- 
dents of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, petition 
for earnest consideration, the removal of the word 'Agri- 
cultural' from the official name of the College." Four- Student 

Peti tion 
teen telegrams from student organizations at the College for change 

of name of 
were read. Each supported the petition. A committee of College 

five undergraduate students waited upon the Trustees and 
asked for a hearing. They were invited to appear before 
the Board and present their views upon the matter, v/hich 
they did. After the retirement of the student committee, 
tfre Trustees discussed the matter at length and upon mo- 
tion of Dr. Gannon, it was 

VOTED: To receive the petition of the students for 
earnest consideration and with appreciation 
of the interest shown by the students in the 
welfare of the College: that any action rela> 
tive to changing the name of the College 
await further study by the Board concerning 
the possible complications which may be in- 
volved . 



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It was 

VOTED : That the Chairman "be authorized to explain 
the attitude of the Trustees in this matter 
to the s t ud en t c ommi 1 1 e e . 



The meet! 




adjourned at 12?35 p.m. 
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ecretary 



- The following trustees by mail poll voted to 
approve the change of date for the annual meeting from 



January 11 to January 9, 1929. 

Mr. Wheeler 

Mr. Ellis 

Mr. Bowditch 

Br. Gilbert 

Mr. Preston 

Mr. G-riggs 

Dr. Gannon 



Mr. Richardso# 
Mr. vThitrnore 
Dr . Dewey 
Mr . Ba c on 
Mr. Chandler 
Mr. Porst 
Mr. Gerrett 



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MIMJTES OF TBE SPECIAL EiSETING OF THE BOARD 

OF TRUSTEES 

Hotel Bellevue, Boston, May 23, 1929 

The neeting convened at 12:30 p.m. with Trustee 

Ellis presiding. 

PRESEFT r Trustees Ellis, 7/hitraore, Richardson, 

Griggs, Preston, Gerrett, Bacon, Gilbert, 
Bowditeh, Frost, Russell, Gannon. Presi- 
dent Thatcher , Treasurer Kenne: . 

The call for the meeting and the reading of the 

minutes of the preceding meeting were suspended by vote. 

Upon the recommendation of the President, it wa^ 

VOTED ; To approve the expenditure of §85.00 from 

Trust Funds for prizes aY/arded at High School. 
Day. 

Treasurer Kenney presented to the Trustees a 

proposal from the Amherst Water Company to lease a small 

tract of land at the southeast extremity of the college 

estate for the purpose of erecting thereon a water tower. 

The Treasurer pointed out that such a project would he a 

distinct advantage to the College in that it would provide 

an emergency supply. He recommended that the Trustees 

authorize the necessary steps to make this arrangement 

possible. It was 

VOTED : That the matter be left with the President 
and Treasurer with power. 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on 

Buildings and Grounds it was 



VOTED : To grant a right of way to the new residents 
of the north end of Butterfield Terrace to 
connect their sewer lines with the college 
sewer with the understanding that the College 
may connect up to this extension in the future 
if it so desires. 



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lutes 



Trust 

Fund 

Ex :.enditure 



Lease to 
Amherst 

; ter 
Company 



Sewer 



Right of 
Way 



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Honorary 
Degree for 

r of essor 
Plumb 



Signing 
of Schedules 
of Expenditures 
"by Trustees 



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President Thatcher reported for the Special 



Classification] Committee appointed to interview the Commission on Ad- 
of Salaries of 

Treasurer and ministration and finance relative to the classification 
County Club 
Leader of the salaries of the Treasurer and the State Leader of 

County Club Agents. J±e reported that the Commission is 
not favorable to raising the maximum salary for these 
positions as proposed and asked the advice of the Board 
as to whether or not appeal should "be taken to the Gover- 
nor and Council. It was 

VOTED ; That appeal "be made to the Governor and 
Council. 

President Thatcher recommended that the honors 

degree, Doctor of Science "be granted to Professor C. S. 

Plumb of the Class of f 82 who is a distinguished educator 

The President stated his reasons for this recommendation 

and in the discussion which followed, objection was made 

"by some members of the Board on the grounds that the gran-); 

ing of honorary degrees is a dangerous policy for a State 

College to follow. It was, however* 

VOTED: That Professor C. S. Plumb be granted the 
honorary degree, Doctor of Science, at the 
forthcoming commencement 

The question was raised as to the necessity for 
three members of the Board of Trustees to sign the sched- 
ules of expenditures in accordance with the action of the 
Board taken September 10, 1926. There was objection on 
the part of the Committee on the ground that when these 
schedules are signed payments have already been made and 
no explanation of any of the items is made. It was 



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VOTED : That the opinion of the Attorney General be 
secured as to whether or not it is necessary 
for three members of the Board of Trustees 
to sign the schedules of expenditures as is 
the present practice. 

President Thatcher explained certain tentative 
arrangements which have "been made with four different 
commercial organizations for conducting cooperative ex- 
periments at the College. He asked for the approval of 
the Board of the principle of acceptance of funds from 
private organizations for conducting experiments at the 
College under a form of agreement which safeguards the 
interests of the College, tie also asked the approval of 
the Board of Trustees to four tentative arrangements 
which have already "been made with the Potash Exporting 
Corporation, the Chilean Nitrate of Soda Educational 
Bureau, the Eastern States Farmers' Exchange, and the 
Edible Gelatin Association of America. It was 

VOTED: To approve the general principle and the 
four specific agreements mentioned above. 

The President presented to the Trustees the re- 
port of the .B'aculty Committee appointed to make recommen- 
dations in regard to a plan for professional improvement 
of members of the faculty. In presenting the report, the 
President explained that he had advised the Committee to 
formulate a plan, if possible, which would involve no 
changes in expenditures of money since he felt that on 
such a basis the plan might be approved and put into 
effect by the Trustees without requiring other approval. 
The plan as reported is as follows: 



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1. That a system of leave of absence for purposes of 
professional improvement on the part of staff mem- 
bers be established at M. A. C. 



2. 



That this consideration be open to all staff mem- 
bers ranking as assistant professors or above v/ho 
have been in the service of the institution for at 
least six years, with three years in the rank of 
assistant professor or above. 



3. 



4. 



That the leave be for a maximum period 
half year on full pay. 



of one- 



That for those in the Extension and Experiment 
Station, the leave may be granted for any time of 
the year, while absences on the part of members 
of the teaching staff be usually limited to the 
half year composed of either the spring and sum- 
mer term, or the summer and fall term. 



5. 



per 



the 



That there be a fairly uniform distribution of 
mits for leave among the several divisions in 
institution in proportion to the number of members 
eligible on the basis that a maximum of one permit 
may be granted annually for each eight cases of 
eligibility. 



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to 



7. 



That all recommendations for permits be made 
the President by the Division Head after consider' 
ation with either the Dean of the College, the 
Director of Extension, or the Director of the Ex- 
periment Station, as the case may be. 

That to make this plan operative it will be neces< 
sary for such cooperation within divisions as is 
required to redistribute the service load carried 
by the member on leave. 

That all applications shall be made in writing at 
least one year prior to date leave is to begin. 

That members of Administration group, including- 
Dean, Assistant Dean, Directors, Assistant Direc- 
tors, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and Librar- 
ian, are in a separate classification, and shall 
make their application directly to the President. 

In the discussion which followed, various ques- 
tions were raised including the advisability of including 
administrative officers in such a plan. It was 



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VOTED : That the matter "be laid on the table until 
t he Jun e me e t ing . 

'The Trustees considered the recommendations of 
the Committee on Buildings and Grounds for a five-year 
"building program. Explanation of these recommendations 
was made "by the President who raised the question as to 
whether or not an item for dormitories should he included 
in this program. He explained various methods of provid- 
ing dormitories "by other than state appropriation as they 
are practiced "by some state colleges. It was moved "by Dr 
Gilbert and 

VOTED : That the President and the Committee on 

Buildings and Grounds ascertain the attitude 
of the Commission on Administration and Fi- 
nance regarding the construction of dormi- 
. tories at the College either by private fund|s 
or state appropriation. 

xhe following building program consisting of 

fourteen items totaling, $894,000 was recommended for 

adoption by the Committee on Buildings and Grounds; 



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Five -Year 

Building 

Program 



1. 
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3. 
4. 
5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 
10. 
11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 



Hew Administration Building 
Remodelling of ilorth College 
Restoration of South College 
House for horticultural foreman 
Remodelling of Stockbridge House for 

Landscape Architecture 
Hew library construction & f ireproMing 
Home economics laboratory and equipment 
Addition to Fisher Laboratory 
Additional greenhouses 
Physics Laboratory 
Service lines 
Road construction 
Fire protection (new water mains) 
New dining room in Draper Hall 



It was 



'.50,000 

30,000 

25,000 

6,000 



36 

250 

61 

8 

25 

150 

50 

40 

50 

13 



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,000 
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,000 
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,000 
,000 
,000 
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V0T2D : To adopt the five-year "building program 

recommended by the Committee on Buildings 
and Grounds estimated to cost in total 
394,000. 



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MTOTITEa 0? THE SE'II- AEMJAL MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

President 1 s Office, June 17, 1929 

The meeting convened at 10:00 a.m. with 

Trustee Ellis presiding. 

PRE3EITT : Trustees Ellis, Preston, Richardson, Dewey, 
Gannon, Griggs, Gerrett, Gilbert, Chandler, 
itmore, Russell, Frost, President Thatcher 

The Secretary read the following call for the 

meeting: 



To the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 



June 11, 1929 



In accordance with the provisions of the "by- 
laws, the semi-annual meeting of the Board is hereby 
called to convene at the President's Office. in Amherst 
on Monday, June 17, at ten o'clock in the morning. The 
purpose of this meeting is to grant degrees and consider 
other matters pertaining to College administration which 
the President will present. 

Yours respectfully, 

Ro"bert D. Hawley 
Secretary 

The minutes of the preceding meeting were ap- 
proved without reading. 

President Thatcher reported the acceptance of 
the following resignations: 

Paul B. Anderson, Instructor in English, August 31, 1929 

Joseph S. Butts, Instructor in Chemistry, August 31, 1929 

Clarence C. Combs, Assistant Professor of Landscape 
Gardening, August 31, 1929 

Calton 0. Cartwright, Instructor in Horticultural Manu- 
factures, January 19, 1929 

Virginia R. Dufresne, Laboratory Assistant, Agricultural 
Economics, March 1, 1929 

Majel M. Masters, Laboratory Assistant in Chemistry, 
August 31, 1929 

Morion G. Pulley, Instructor in Poultry Husbandry, August 
31, 1929 

Gerald J. Stout, Instructor in Vegetable Gardening, 
August 31, 1929 



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Leave of 
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Carroll A. ToY/ne, Instructor in Horticulture, April 30, 

1929 
Hubert W« Yount, Assistant Professor of Agricultural 

Economics, August 31, 1929 

It Y/as 

VOTED: To approve the action of the administration 
in accepting the above listed resignations. 

The request for leave of absence for one year 

from September 1, 192 9 Y/ithout pay for Miss Mary J. Foley, 

Instructor in Agricultural Economics was recommended for 

approval by the President. It was 

VOTED : To approve the recommendation. 

The President reminded the Trustees that under 

A 
the present terms of employment for professional staff 

all those of the grade of Assistant Professor or helov7 
are appointed for the term of one year in the first in- 
stance and reappointed each year thereafter according to 
their record. He, therefore, presented the follov/ing for 
reappointment at the salary as specified. (List A will 
Reappointments, bo furnished upon request) 

It Y/as 
VOTED : To approve the reappointments listed above. 

The President reported the following new ap- 
pointments to the staff to fill vacancies caused by resig 
nations or the authorization of nev; positions: 

Martin E. Cupery, Instructor in Chemistry, September 1, 

1929, $1,980 
Clifford, 0. Gates, Assistant Professor of Landscape 

Gardening, September 1, 1929, 52,220 
Thure Leivo, Instructor in Landscape Architecture, 
eptember 1, 1929, $1,740 
/ne J. Lowry, Instructor in Horticulture, September 1, 

1929, ;;l,740 
Mrs. Ruth D. Morley, Assistant Extension Specialist in 

Child Development, May 1, 1929, £2,700 



p ointments 



t 



* 



£. 



Re app o intmen t s 
Assistant Professors 



480 A 



Name 




Department 


Salary 


Effective 


a. w. 


Alderman 


Physics 


|a, 


,700 


Sept. 1, 1929 


C. P. 


Alexander 


Entomology 


3. 


,300 


Sept. 1, 1929 


J. G. 


Archibald 


Chemistry (Exp, St a.) 


3, 


,360 


Sept. 1, 1929 


T ^ 


Bailey 


Porno logy (Exp. St a.) 


2, 


,700 


Septo 1, 1929 


Luther Bant a 


Poultry Husbandry 


2, 


,820 


pt. 1, 1929 


R. H. 


Barrett 


Farm Manag emen t 


3. 


,120 


Sept. 1, 1929 


A. I. 


Bourne 


Entomology (Exp. >ta.) 


3< 


,360 


Sept. 1, 1929 


L. A. 


Bradley 


Bacteriology 


3, 


,120 


Sept. 1, 1929 


M. H. 


Cubbon 


Agronomy 


3, 


,120 


Sept. 1, 1929 


F. M. 


Cutler 


Rural Sociology 


3. 


,000 


Ho increase 


Esthe: 


c S. Davies 


Home Economics (Exp.Sta. 


.)3, 


,300 


Ho increase 


W. H. 


Davis 


Botany 


2, 


,940 


Sept. 1, 1929 


L • L » 


Derby 


Physical Education 


2, 


,400 


Ho increase 


-L • t> . 


Dickinson 


Horticulture & Grounds 


2, 


,940 


Sept. 1, 1929 


B. D. 


Drain 


Porno logy 


2, 


,940 


Ho increase 


D. T. 


Dunbar 


Spanish 


2, 


,340 


Sept. 1, 1929 


J • E » 


Fuller 


Bacteriology (Exp.Sta.) 
Animal Husbandry ( S • C . ) 


2, 


,580 


Sept. 1, 1929 


a* v. 


Glatfelter 


2, 


,880 


Sept. 1, 1929 


s. c. 


Goding 


French 


2, 


,340 


Sept. 1, 1929 


E ♦ F. 


Guba 


Botany (Exp. StaO 


2, 


,940 


Sept. 1, 1929 


A. K. 


Harrison 


Landscape Gardening 


3j 


,300 


Ho increase 


S. C. 


Hubbard 


Floriculture 


2, 


,400 


Ho increase 


Lor ism P. Jefferson Agri. Econ (Exp.Sta. 


) Si 


,300 


Sept. 1, 1929 


C. P. 


Jones 


Chemistry (Exp. Sta.) 


2- 


,940 


Ho increase 


L. H. 


Jones 


Botany (Exp. Sta.) 


3. 


,000 


Sept. 1, 1929 


0. W. 


He 1 ley 


Seed Control 


2, 


,400 


Ho increase 


Helen 


■Knov/lton 


Home Economics 


2, 


,940 


Sept. 1, 1929 


M. 0. 


Lanphear 


Freshman Agriculture & 
Assistant Dean 


3j 


,180 


Sept. 1, 1929 


M. J. 


Mack 


Dairying 


2- 


,820 


Sept. 1, 1929 


M. J. 


Markuson 


Agri. Eng. (Short Course) 


,880 


Sept. 1, 1929 


F. A. 


McLaughlin 


Botany 


3, 


,060 


Sept. 1, 1929 


R. L. 


Mighell 


Farm Management 


2. 


,820 


Sept. 1, 1929 


E • J • 


Montague 


Farm Practice 


3, 


,000 


Sept. 1, 1929 


F • G © 


Moore 


Mathematics 


3. 


,300 


Sept. 1, 1929 


K.J; 


Pyle 


Avian Pathology (Exp.) 
Agricultural Econ. (Exp, 


2, 


,940 


Ho increase 


David 


Rozman 


.)2\ 


,880 


Sept. 1, 1929 


E • F • 


Sanders 


Control Service 


2. 


,580 


Sept. 1, 1929 


Paul I 


5erex 


Chemistry 


3, 


,000 


Sept. 1, 1929 


G. B. 


Snyder 


Vegetable Gardening 


2, 


,580 


Sept. 1, 1929 


V. A. 


Tiedjens 


Vegetable Gardening (Sxp.}3< 


,120 


Sept. 1, 1929 


R • E * 


Torrey 


Botany 


3, 


,300 


Sept. 1, 1929 


Marion L. Tucker 


Home Economics 


2. 


,940 


Sept. 1, 1929 


V. D. 


V/hitcomb 


Entomology (Experiment) 
Dairying (Exp. Sta.) 


2, 


,880 


Sept. 1, 1929 


K • E • 


bright 


2- 


,400 


Ho increase 






Instructors 








L • Hi • 


Ball 


Physical Education (s.C 




,860 


Sept. 1, 1929 


H. D. 


Boutelle 


Mathematics 


2, 


,040 


Se-ot. 1, 1929 


L • E • 


Briggs 


Physical Education 


li 


,740 


Sept. 1, 1929 


L. L. 


Durkee 


German 


li 


,860 


Sept. 1, 1929 



L 






480 B 



Instructors 



m 



Name 




Department 


Salary 


Effective 


C. L. 


Farrar 


Beekeeping 

Pomology [Short Course) 


52,100 


Ho increase 


A. P. 


French 


2,100 


Ho increase 


M. E. 


Garvey 


Bacteriology 


1,860 


Sept. 1, 1929 


C. M. 


Gilbert 


Zoology 


1,360 


Ho increase 


M. H. 


Goldberg 


English 


1,740 


Sept. 1, 1929 


F. P. 


Griffiths 


Horticultural Manufactures 


1,360 


Sept. 1, 1929 


E. R. 


Knudsen 


Agronomy (Short Course) 
Dairying (short Course) 


1,080 


Ho increase 


H. G. 


Lindquist 


2,100 


! T o increase 


J. B. 


Newlon 


Agri. Sng. (short Course) 


1,980 


Ho increase 


R. C. 


Packard 


Bacteriology (Short course 


)2,100 


Ho increase 


G. F. 


Pushee 


Agricultural Engineering 


2,100 


Ho increase 


0. C. 


Roberts 


Pomology (Short Course) 


2,100 


apt. 1, 1929 


K. A. 


Salman 


Entomology 


1,740 


Sept. 1, 1929 


H. W. 


Smart 


English, Business Law(S.C. 


)2,100 


Ho increase 


C. H. 


Thayer 


Agronomy (Short Course) 

Other Officers 
Title 


2,160 


Ho increase 


J. R. 


Alcock 


Technical Assistant 


1,680 


Ho increase 


Ho L. 


Allen 


Laboratory Assist? Chemistryl,4 


Ho increase 


A. S. 


Ball 


Laboratory Assist o Botany 


1,380 


Sept. 1, 1929 


Rena Lo Barton 


Laboratory Assist •Pomology 


1,260 


Sept. 1, 1929 


Marian V. BroY/n 


Laboratory Assist. Farm Mgt 


.1,500 


Sept. 1, 1929 


E. S. 


Carpenter 


Secretary, Extension Ser» 


2,760 


Sept. 1, 1929 


Corne' 


Li a B. Church 


Laboratory Asst. Home Scon 


.1,260 


Sept. 1, 1929 


Miriam K. Clarke 


Lab. Asst* Control Service 


1,320 


Sept. 1, 1929 


Esther B. Gooley 


Asst. Spec. Home Economics 


3,120 


Sept. 1, 1929 


1 • L . 


Cutler 


Tech. Asst. Pomology 


1,740 


Sept. 1, 1929 


H. R* 


DeRose 


Asst. Chemist, Control 


2,520 


Sept. 1, 1929 


Helen 


E. Doane 


Asst. State Lead. Home Econ 


.2,340 


Sept. 1, 1929 


G. L. 


Dunlap 


Asst. Vet. Pathologist 


2,400 


Ho increase 


F. Ethel 


Senior Editorial Clerk 


1,800 


Sept. 1, 1929 


May E 


. Foley 


Asst. Spec, in Nutrition 


3,300 


Sept. 1, 1929 


Marion E. Forbes 


Asst.State Lead.Home Econ. 


2,700 


Sept. 1, 1929 


R. L. 


France 


Assistant Bacteriologist 


2,400 


Ho increase 


M. Wo 


Goodwin 


Junior Chemist 


1,920 


Sept. 1, 1929 


Mrs .H 


•J. Haynes 


Asst. Spec. Home Economics 


3,120 


Sept. 1, 1929 


Mrs • 


3. S. Hicks 


Phy. Dir. for Women 


1,620 


Ho increase 


J* T. 


Howard 


Feed and Fert. Inspector 


1,860 


Ho increase 


J. L. 


Kelley 


Tech. Assto Cranberry Sta. 


1,860 


Ho increase 


J. V. 


Kuzmeaki 


Junior Chemist 


1,920 


Sept. 1, 1929 


Joseph Kuzmeski 


Tech. Asst. Bacteriology 


1,680 


Sept. 1, 1929 


H.A. : 


Leland 


AsstoState Lead. County 
Club Agents 


3,240 


Sept. 1, 1929 


Glady 


3 I. Miner 


Herbarium Curator 


1,680 


Sept. 1, 1929 


P.- R. 


Nelson 


Research Asst., Chemistry 


2,040 


Sept. 1, 1929 


E • H • 


No dine 


Jr. Poultry Club Leader 


2,700 


Ho increase 


a. o. 


Oleson 


Extension Editor 


2,580 


Sept» 1, 1929 


Ruby Sanborn 


Res. Asst. Poultry Hus. 


1,740 


No increase 


Ruth : 


S. Sherburne 


Res. Asst. Agri. Econ* 


1,560 


Sept. 1, 1929 


M. E. 


Snell 


Tech. Asst., Agronomy 


1,740 


Sept. 1, 1929 


G. B. 


Waite 


Col. of Blood Samples 


1,380 


Sept. 1, 1929 



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THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

Faith E. Packard, Instructor in English, September 1,1929,, 

$1,000 for 3/4 time. 
Katnerine E. Shilling, Laboratory Assistant, Agricultural 

Economics, April 1, 1929, $1,200 

It was 

VOTED: To approve the new appointments as listed 
above. 



The following transfers were reported by the 



President: 



Transfers 



Erancis P. Griffiths, Instructor in Horticultural Manu- 
facturers, March 1, 1929, ^1,740. Transferred from 
Research Assistant 

John H. Vondell, Instructor in Poultry Husbandry (part 
time) September 1, 1929, 02,220. Transferred from 
Eoreman, Poultry Plant. 

Earle S. Carpenter, Secretary of Extension Service, 

September 1, 1929, $2,76.0. Transferred from Superviso 
of Exhibits and Extension Courses. 

It was 
VOTED s To approve the transfers as listed above. 

The President recommended that the vacant posi- 
tion of Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics, 
formerly occupied by H. ¥. Yount and the position Research 
Professor of Agricultural Economics, which has been vacan 
since the resignation of R. J* Mc&'all be combined into one 
position, Professor of Agricultural Economics, and that 
there be appointed to this position, Mr. A. H. Lindsay at 
the initial salary of $3,480 -per year beginning September 
1, 1929. It was 

.VOTED : To approve the recommendation to appoint Mr. Appointment of 
A. H. Lindsay, Professor of Agricultural 



181 

481 



Economics, at a salary of $3,480 per year to 
begin September 1, 1929. 



Lindsay 



The President presented the list of salary in- Salary 

Increases 
creases for members of the professional staff on perman- 
ent appointment as they have been approved by the Division 



482 



TRUSTEE 



B. S. Degree 
Conferred 



B.V.A. Degree 
Conferred 



M. S. Degree 
Conferred 



Ph.D. Degree 
Conferred upon 
C.C.Vincent 



; 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

of Personnel & Standardization and it was 

VOTED : To approve these increases. 

(List B will "be furnished upon requesft) 

Upon the recommendation of the faculty, it was 

VOTED : To confer the degree of Bachelor of Science 
upon the following members of the Class of 
1929. 

(List will he furnished upon request 

Upon the recommendation of the faculty, J it was 

VOTED : To confer the degree of Bachelor of Vocation 
al Agriculture upon the following members of 
the Class of 1929. 

(List D will he furnished upon request) 

Upon the recommendation of the Faculty of the 

Graduate School, it was 

VOTED : To confer the degree of Master of Science 
upon the following: 

Ralph Lyle France Donald Abner Pettee 

James Christos Kalcavas Frank Cohkling Seymour 

Carriole Earl Wildon 

Upon the recommendation of the Faculty of the 

Graduate School, it was 

VOTED : To confer the degree, Doctor of Philosophy, 
upon Clarence Cornelius Vincent. 



Mr. Whitmore proposed the award of honorary 
degree, Doctor of Laws, upon Mr. William Wheeler, formerly 
a Trustee of the College and Chairman of the Board of 
Trustees. In doing so, Mr. uThitmore pointed out the fit- 
ness and propriety of such action in consideration of the 
long and distinguished service to the College which Mr. 
Wheeler has rendered. It was unanimously 



Honorary L.L.D. 
Conferred ujon 
Willi am 
Wheeler 






r 



VOTED : To confer the honorary degree, Doctor of Lawsj, 
upon Mr. William Wheeler. 



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List C. 



432 A 



Harold Sweetnam Adams 
Francis Daniels Alberti 
Olive Elizabeth Allen 

.drew Bremer Anderson 
Almond Love 11 Arnurius 
Stanley Fuller Bailey 
Charles Wesley Barr 
Irene Lawrence Bartlett 
Edith Louise Bertenshaw 
Chesley Leman Black 
Matthew Louis Blaisdell 
James Sat on Bond, Jr. 
Robert Lester Bowie 
Emory Dwight Burgess 
Eleanor Caldwell 
George Gridley Canney 
Laurence Adams Carruth 
John Shore Chadwick 
Alice Streeter Chapin 
Charles Shepley Cleaves 
Harry Rollason Copson 
Dennis Michael Crowley 
Francis Jeremiah Crowley 
Donald Austin Davis 
John Warren Devine 
Arnold Walton Dyer 
William Ambrose Egan, Jr. 
Ruth Adelaide Faulk 
George Bemis Flint 

irtin Goodman Fonseca 
Mildred Fontaine 
Charles Austin Frost 
Charles Edwin Gifford 
£uila Grey Hawley 
Alfred George Hilbert 
Roger Tliomas Hintze 
Bertram Holbrook Holland 
Timothy Joseph Ho ran 
Frank Irving Howe, Jr. 
Walter Gordon Hunter 
Miriam Hall Huss 
Paul Dwight I sham 
Alice Luvanne Johnson 
Clifton Russell Johnson 
Leroy Osgood Jones 
Mary Catherine Kane 
John Reid Kay 
Charles Sd?/ard Kelley 



John Adams Kimball 
Roman Albert Kreienbaum 
Elizabeth Anne Lynch 
Kendall Howe Marsh 
Kenneth Fraser McKittrick 
Taylor Mark Mills 
Leonard "William Morrison 
Robley Wilson Hash 
Edward Holyoke Hichols 
Boleslaw Hitkiewicz 
Faith Evelyn Packard 
Ruth Harriet Parrish 
Eldred Keene Patch 
Jane Patterson 
Holt on Stebbins Pease 
Esther Janet Perkins 
Kenneth William Perry 
Paul Raymond. Plume r 
Harriet Ellice Proctor 
Sarle Clinton Prouty 
Robert Drake Rees 
Evan Carleton Richardson 
William Brunner Robertson 
Birger John Rudquist 
Carmeta Elizabeth Sargent 
Leonard Everett Sargent 
Ernest Clark Shuman 
Grace Gertrude Slack 
Bessie May Smith 
Charles James Smith, Jr. 
Robert Sinclair Snell 
Walter Edward Southwick 
Phillips Bradley Steere 
Elizabeth Ann Steinbugler 
John Ayer Sullivan 
Roy Simpson Tarr 
Frederick Daniels Thayer, Jr 
Roger Sampson Tourtellot 
Moody Francis Trevett 
Dickran Wart an i an 
Charles Edward Walkden 
Dana Otis 7/ebber 
Russell Rutherford Whitten 
Doris Evelyn Whittle 
Lloyd George 'Williams 
Alexander Charles Winton 
John Sargent Woodbury 
Prescott Davenport YounC 
John Blaise Zielinski, Jr. 



List D. 



• 



Stephen Adams 
Andrew Coukos 
William Gordon Ed3on 



Warren Hillsgrove Lyman 
Gladys Elizabeth Sivsrt 



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THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

Pursuant to action taken at the preceding meet- 
ing, President Thatcher recommended a revised plan for 
professional improvement. The President explained that 
the plan as now proposed has "been presented to the Divis- 
ion of Personnel & Standardization and has "been discussed 
with the G-overnor and in neither case was any objection 
raised to it. I was 

VOTED : To approve the plan for professional improve* 
ment as recommended "by the President and 
described "below • 

In accordance with the report of the faculty 
committee concerning leaves of absence for profes- 
sional improvement which was presented at the last 
meeting of this .Board and laid on the table for later 
consideration, I now recommend: 






483 



Plan 
for 

Professional 
Improvement 



A system of leaves of absence for professional 
improvement by staff members is established at this 
College. 

1. This opportunity is a privilege to be applie|d 
for in each individual case, and in no sense an earne 
perquisite; and that it be granted in each case only- 
by vote of the Board of Trustees after consideration 
of a specific application approved by the President 
and accompanied by a satisfactory statement of how 
the leave is to be used by the applicant for profes- 
sional improvement. 

2» This privilege is open to all staff members 
ranking as assistant professors or above who have 
'been in the continuous service of the institution for 
at least six years, with at least three years in the 
rank of assistant professor or above and thereafter 
not more frequently than once in seven years. 

3. The leave is for a maximum period of one-haljf 
year on full pay. 

4. i'or members of the staff employed in Exten- 
sion work and the Experiment Station, the leave may 
be granted for any time of the year, while absences 
on the part of members of the teaching staff will 
usually be limited to the half year composed of either 
the spring and summer term, or the summer and fall 
term. 



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484 



TRUSTEE 



Inter vie 
with Governor 
regarding 
Dormitories 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

5. There "be a fairly uniform distribution of 
permits for leave among the several divisions in the 
institution in proportion to the number of members 
eligible on the "basis that a maximum of one permit 
may "be granted annually for each eight cases of 
eligibility. 

6. All applications for leave be made to the 
President by the Division head after consideration 
with either the Dean of the College, the Director of 
Extension? or the Director of the Experiment Station 
as the case may "be. 

7. All applications shall be made in writing at 
least one year prior to date leave is to begin. 

8. Members of Administration groups are in a 
separate classification, and shall make their appli- 
cation directly to the President. 

9. It will be understood that to make this plan 
operative it will be necessary for such cooperation 
within divisions as is required to redistribute the- 
the service load carried by the member on leave. 

In accordance with action taken at the preceding 
meeting, President Thatcher reported for the Committee on 
Buildings and (Grounds concerning an interview which the 
Committee has had with Governor Allen and the Commission 
on Administration and finance with regard to the construc- 
tion of dormitories at the College either by private funds 
or State appropriation. Both the Commission and the 
Governor are not in favor of the building of dormitories 
with State funds and held out little hope of the Trustees 
securing appropriations for this purpose. They were in 
accord with the plans suggested by the President and 
described in previous reports of Trustee meetings for the 
erection of dormitories by private funds and felt that the 
necessary legislative approval for such action by the 
Trustees could be secured. It was 



% 



TRUSTEE 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

V OTED ; To refer the matter of dormitory construction 
to the Committee on Buildings & Grounds for a 
full report to ■ the Board of Trustees at a 
future meeting as to possibilities and pro- 
cedure. 
Upon the recommendation of the President, it was 

VOTED ; That there he a special meeting of the Board 
of Trustees on September 26, next, in Boston, 
to determine the budget for maintenance and 
special items for the ensuing- year and to con 
sider such other matters as properly may be 
presented and that this meeting be preceded 
by whatever Committee meetings may be neces- 
sary. 

The President reported to the Trustees that 
College officials are formulating a new budget form by 
which it is hoped to present to the Trustees at the 
September meeting estimates of requirements for the en- 
suing year in such a form as will show specific require- 
ments of all of the various enterprises of the College. 

Dr. G-ilbert reported that the Lotta Crabtree 
Estate has finally been settled and that there is a resi- 
due of about $300,000 the interest from which will soon be 
available as loans to graduates of the Massachusetts .Agri- 
cultural College for establishing themselves in agricultur 
al enterprises according to the terms of the Lotta .Agricul 
tural Bequest. 

The meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m. 



cretary. 




Vice 
President 



5 



1 

485 



Special 
Meeting 



Hew 

Budget 

Form 



Crabtree 
Bequest 



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THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 






TRUSTEE 


SCH3DUL3 OF SALARY INCREASES 


TO BECOME EFFECT 


IVE 








SEPTEMBER 1. 


1929 








Hame 


Rate 1928 


Recommended App 
1929 Sup 


roved "by 
ervisor 








Maehmer, ¥• L. 


$5,200 


$5,400 


$5,400 






Hawley, R» D. 


3,360 


3,540 


3,540 






Broadfoot, J. K. 


2,880 


2,940## 


2,940## 






Alley, A. J. 


960 


1,020## 


l,02O## 






Bishop, E. F. 


1,920 


2,040## 


2,040## 






Broadfoot, M. L. 


840 


900## # 


900## 


r 




Bukoski, A. E* 


960 


1,020## 


1,020## 






Davis, L. L. 


1,320 


1,380## 


1,380## 






Honnay, M» E» 


1,020 


1,080## 


1,080## 






Hu"b"bard,. E. H. 


1,020 


1,140## 


1,140## 






Martin, H. A» 


1,440 


1,500## 


1,500## 






Melbye, T. V. 


1,200 


1,320## 


1,32 Of// 






Strachan, Ev C. 


1,500 


1,740## # 


l,740 7 f# 


'r 




Montague, E* J. 


2,880 


3,000 


3,000 






-Barrett, R. H» 


1,470 


1,560// 


1,560?? 






Lanphear, M. 0» 


3,000 


3,180 


3,180 






Cubbon, M# H. 


2,940 


3,120 


3,120 






Rice, V. A. 


3,300 


3,480 


3,480 






Mack, M. J. 


2,640 


2,820 


2,820 






Graham, J. C. 


4,260 


4,500 


4,500 






Banta, L. 


2,640 


2,820 


2,820 






Gunness, G. L. 


3,660 


3,900# 


3,900# 






Chenoweth, ¥• ¥. 


4,020 


4,140 


4,140 






Griffiths, F. P. 


1,740 


1,860 


1,860 






Thompson, C. H. 


3,480 


3,600 


3,600 






Snyder, G. B. 


2,400 


2,580 


2,580 






Sears, F. G. 


4,440 


4,500 


4,500 






Torrey, R. E. 


3,120 


3,300 


3,300 






McLaughlin, ¥• A. 


2,040 


2,160# 


2,160# 






Davis, W. H. 


2,820 


2,940 


2,940 






Serex, Paul 


2,880 


3,000 


3,000 






Chamberlain, J. S. 


4,260 


4,500 


4,500 






Alexander, C. P. 


3,120 


3,300 


3,300 






Salman, K» A» 


1,620 


1,740 


1,740 






Ostrander, J. E» 


3,900 


4,020 


4,020 






Moore, F. C. 


3,120 


3,300 


3,300 






Boutelle, H. D» 


1,980 


2,040 


2,040 






Bradley, L. A. 


2,940 


3,120 


3,120 






Garvey, M. E. 


1,740 


1,860 


1,860 






Alderman, G. ¥• 


2,580 


2,700 


2,700 






Lentz, J. B« 


2,250 


2,490# 


2,490 






Patterson, G. H. 


4,020 


4,140 


4,140 






Mackimmi e , A • A • 


4,200 


4,500 


4,500 






Goding, S. C. 


2,220 


2,340 


2,340 






Dunbar, D. T. 


2,220 


2,340 


2,340 






Julian, A. N. 


3,720 


3,900 


3,900 






Durkee, L. L» 


1,740 


1,860 


1,860 






Cance, A. E. 


4,440 


4,500 


4,500 





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Fame 


Rate 1928 


Recommended 
1929 


Approved "by 
Supervisor 




Yount, H. Vf. 


$3,120 


§3,300 


$3,300 




Knowlton, H. 


2,760 


2,940 


2,940 




Tucker, M. L. 


2,760 


2,940 


2,940 




Gore, H. M. 


3,540 


3,720 


3,720 




Briggs, L» E» 


1,620 


1,740 


1,740 




Kuzmeski, J". 


1,620 


1,680 


1,680 




Benson, E. S. 


960 


1,020 


1,0L 




Boguslawski, E. Iff* 


1,020 


1,080 


l,030;,v 




Brownell, D. E. 


960 


1,020 


1,020## 




Chapman, L. V. 


1,620 


1,680 


1,630## 




Cook, L. L* 


830 


890 


890## # 




Cooke, J. L» 


1,200 


1,260 


1,260## 




Davidson, E.G. 


1,320 


1,380 


1,380;?# 




Davidson, K. G. 


900 


1,020 


1,020## 




Fisher, L. E. 


1,380 


1,440 


1,440^ 




G&llond, G. E. 


1,920 


2,040 


2,040;, 




Ho nnej 9 M. T. 


1,380 


1,440 


1,440#;? 
1,030## 




Knightly, 1.1. R. 


1,020 


1,080 




Kahler, E. E. 


1,020 


1,080 


I, 08 Of # 




Lee, J. J. 


1,140 


1,200 


1,200## 




Mellor, K. L. 


720 


750 


?50## # 


& 


Mitchell, Mrs. H. G. 


1,200 


1,2.60 


1,260## 


w 


0*Donnell, B. E. 


1,500 


1,560 


1,560## 




Pierpont, M. 


1,380 


1,440 


1,440## 




Powell, K. L. 


1,200 


1,260 


I,260## 




Powers, Mrs. J*. A. 


1,020 


1,080 


1,030## 




Rouleau, 0. E. 


660 ■ 


690 


690## # 


- 


Shea, Helen 


960 


1,020 


1,020## 




Dolloff , B. E. 


960 


1,020 


1,020## 




Tahor, M. E. 


1,020 


1,080 


I,O80## 




Turner, 0. M. 


1,440 


1,500 


1,500## 




Vfalker, E. T. 


1,020 


1,080 


l,080;f# 




Weymouth, B. M. 


1,620 


1,680 


UQ80M 




Ryder , I . 


960 


1,020 


1,020## 




Sievers-, F. J. 


4,800 


5,100 


5,100 




Archibald, J. G. 


3,240 


3,360 


3,360 




Bailey, J. 5. 


2,520 


2,700 


2,700 




'Ball, A. S. 


1,320 


1,380 


1,380 




Barton, R. L. 


1,200 


1,260 


1,260 




Beaumont, A. B. 


2,835 


2,955 


2,955# 




Bourne, A. I. 


3,180 


3,360 


3,360 




Brown, M. V. 


1,260 


1,500 


1,500 




Church, C. B. 


1,200 


1,260 


1,260 




Cutler, \T. L. 


1,620 


1,740 


1,740 




Do ran, '7. L» 


3,360 


3,600 


3,600 




Fellers, C. R. 


3,600 


3,840 


3,840 




Felton, F. E. 


1,680 


1,800 


1,800 


^ 


Fuller, J. E. 


2,400 


2,580 • 


2,580 


1 


Guha, E. F. 


2,760 


2,940 


2,940 


w 


Hays, F. A. 


3,720 


3,960 


3,960 




Holland, E. B. 


3,720 


3,900 


3,900 


■ 


Jefferson, L. P. 


3,120 


3,300 


3,300 



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TRUSTEE 


Name 


Kate 1928 


Recommended 


Approved "by 








1929 


Supervisor 


Jones, J. P» 


S3, 360 


: ,900 


$3,900 




Jones, L. H. 


2,880 


3,000 


3,000 




Lindsey, J. B. 


4,020 


4,260 


4,260 




Michel 1, R. L. 


2,640 


2,820 


2,820 




Miner, G. I. 


1,620 


1,680 


1,680 




Nelson, P. R. 


1,920 


2,040 


2,040 




Rozman, D. 


2,700 


2,880 


2,880 




Shaw, J. K» 


4,140 


4,320 


4,320 




Sherburne, R. E. 


1,440 


1,560 


1,560 




Snell, M. E. 


1,620 


1,740 


1,740 




Tiedjens, V. A» 


2,940 


3,120 


3,120 




Van Meter, R. A* 


1,980 


2,040 


2,040# 




Wkitcomp, W- D. 


2,700 


2,880 


2,830 




Bigelov/,. F» E. 


1,080 


1,140 


i,140## 




Candlin, D. 


1,320 


1,380 


1,380£# 




Church, L. G. 


1,800 


1,920 


1 , 92 Off 




Kiley, E. K« 


1,200 


1,260 


1,2 60## 




Lally, M. F. 


1,320 


1,380 


1,380## 




Millington, J. D. 


1,020 


1,140 


1,140## 




Branch, F» H. 


3,840 


4,080 


4,080 




Carpenter, E. S. 


2,100 


2,760 


2,760### 




Cole, W. R. 


3,600 


3,840 


3,840 




Cooley, E. B. 


2,940 


3,120 


3,120 




Doane, H. E. 


2,220 


2,340 


2,340 




Donaldson, R. ¥. 


3,600 


3,720 


3,720 




Foley, K. E. 


3,120 


3,300 


3,300 




Forces, M. E. 


2,580 


2,700 


2,700 




Haynes, Mrs. H» J. 


2,940 


3,120 


3,120 




Herr, Mrs. A. T. 


3,960 


4,200 


4,200 




Leland, H. A* 


3,000 


3,240 


3,240 


' 


Oleson, G. 0. 


2,380 


2,580 


2,580 




Rov/e, H. 3. 


3,600 


3,840 


3,840 




Thies, W. H. 


3,120 


3,600 


3, §00 




Brov/nell, A. M. 


960 


1,020 


1,02 0,; 




Howard , M • C . 


1,380 


1,500 


1,500## 




Howes, Mrs. J. 


960 


1,020 


1,02 0## 




Heist, P. 


1,020 


1,080 


i,oao## 




McKemmie, M. G. 


1,020 


1,080 


1,080## 




Oleson, E. 


1,080 


1,140 


1,14 0;^ 




Packard, D. I. 


960 


1,080 


1,080## 




Palmer, H. D. 


960 


1,020 


1,020 




Petit, C. T. 


1,380 


1,440 


1,440## 




^7ard, L. A. 


1,380 


1,440 


1,440 ; ? 




rner, Mrs. H. M. 


960 


1,020 


1,020 




ite, C. H. 


1,140 


1,2 00 


1,200## 




ite, . . 


1,080 


1,140 


1,140## 




7idber, 0. B. 


1,320 


1,380 


1,330## 




TJoodbury, M. A» 


960 


1,020 


1,020## 




Clarke, K. K. 


1,2 00 


1,320 


1,320 




DeRose, H. R. 


,400 


2,520 


2,520 




Goodwin, M. '. 


1,800 


1,920 


1,920 




Hinshav;, '.7. R. 


3,360 


3,840 


3":, 840 



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llame 



Rate 1928 



Recommended 
1929 



Approved by 
Supervisor 



Kuzmeslci, J. 11 • 
Sanders, E. F» 
\7aite, C. B« 
Beane, C. L. 
Grover, C. B. 
llellor, R. L. 
Ball, L. S. 
Barrett, R. H. 
Dickinson, L. S» 
Glatfelter, G» V. 
Grayson, E. E. 
Markuson, M. J» 
Roberts, 0, C. 
Van Meter, R. A. 
Liar tin, C. M. 
r Donnell, J. 
Rouleau, 0. E. 
Toole, J. A* 



$1,800 
2,400 
1,320 
1,020 
1,440 
720 
1,740 
1,470 
1,470 
2,760 
3,360 
2,760 
1,980 
1,980 
1,500 
1,200 
660 
960 



$1,920 
2,580 
1,380 
1,080 
1,500 

750 
1,860 
1,560 
1,590 
2,880 
3,540 
2,880 
2,100 
2,040 
1,560 
1,260 

690 
1,020 



$1,920 
2,580 
1,380 
1,080## 
1,500## 

?50## 
1,860 
1,560# 
1,59. 
2,880 
3,540 
2,880 
2,100 
2,040# 
1,560,?# 
1,260## 

690## # 
1,020 



- Tart time 
## Effective June 1, 1929 

i'hffi Reallocated from Supervisor of Exhibits and Extension 
Heetings to Secretary of Extension Service. 



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Call 



Resignations 



I 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Hotel Bellevue, Boston, September 26, 1329, 10:00 A.M. 

The Chairman, Mr. Ellis, presided. 

PRESENT: Trustees Ellis, Arnold, Bacon, Gannon, 

Griggs, Frost, Russell, Whitmore, 3owd.it ch^ 
Gerrett, President Thatcher. Treasurer 
Kenney was also present. 



meeting. 



The Secretary read the following call for the 



September 10, 1929 



4 



To the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

Pursuart to the action of the Board on June 17, 
a meeting is hereby called to convene at the Hotel 
Bellevue in 3oston on Thursday, September 26, 1929 at 
10:00 A.M. The purpose of this meeting will be to 
determine the budget for maintenance and for special items 
for the ensuing year and to consider such other matters as 
properly may be presented. This meeting will be preceded 
by committee meetings as indicated on the attached page. 

Respectfully yours, 

Robert D. Hawley 
Secretary 

The reading of the minutes of the preceding 
meeting was omitted upon motion unanimously approved. 

President Thatcher presented the following list 
of resignations reported for record. 

DEATH 9 

Hiss Rena L. Barton, Laboratory Assistant in Pomology, 
August 22, 1929. 

RESIGNATIONS 

Marvin W. Goodwin, Junior Chemist, September 30, 1929 
William R. Hinshaw, Chief of Laboratory, July 51, 1929 
Paul R. Nelson, Research Assistant in Chemistry, Se^t .°1, 1929 
Norman J. Pyle, Assistant Research Professor of Avian 

Pathology, September 50, 1929 
Ellmore F. Sanlers, A sistant Veterinary P: thologist, 

Oct.ber 12, 1929 - 



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Clifton B. Waiter j Collector of Blood Samples, 
September 50, 1929 

NEW APPOINTMENTS 

Kay H. Beach, Instructor in Vegetable Gardening, 

September 1, 1929, $1800 
Ellsworth W. Bell, Instructor in Agricultural Economics, 

September 1, 1929, $2100 
Kenneth L. Bullis, Assistant Veterinary Pathologist, 

October 28, 1929, $2580 
John A, Clague, Fellow in Horticultural Manufactures, 

September 1, 1929, $1200, Hills Brothers Fund 
Adrian H. Lindsey, Professor of Agricultural Economics, 

September 1, 1929, $3480 
Wayne J. Lowry, Instructor in Horticulture, Octoberl, 1929, 

$1740 
William S. Mueller, Fellow in Dairying, September 1, 1929, 

$1800, Edible Gelatine Manufactures 1 Society of America 

funds . 
Ernest M. Parrott, Laboratory Assistant in Chemistry, 

September 1, 1929, $1200 
Henry VanRoekel, Chief of Labor tory, Department of 

Veterinary Science, August 13, 1929, $3660 
John B. Zielinski, Junior Chemist, October 1, 1929, $1800 

Upon the recommendation of the President, it 
was 

VOTED : To approve these new appointments. 

The request for leave of absence for Dr. 

Beaumont, in accordance with the provisions for leaves 

of absence for professional improvement formally Dr. Beaumont's 

Leave of 
approved by the Board, was presented by the President and Absence 

it was 

VOTED ; That the request be granted. 

President Thatcher raised a question as to the 

policy of the College in de-ling with students who are 

conscientious objectors to certain curriculum requirements Conscientious 

objectors 
such as Military -Drill, eating in the Dining Hall, etc. 

He presentedtwo alternative suggestions as follows: 



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Land to 
Amherst Water 
Company 



Physical 
Education 
Building 
Budget item 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

1. The administrative officers of the College shall 
admit as students only those persons who are willing to 
comply with all the rules and regulations regarding 
military drill, rooming in college dormitories, eating in 
the dining hall, etc., regardless of religious beliefs, 
previous experience (or physical disabilities) . 

2. The President of the College may excuse students from 
military drill, rooming in dormitories, eating in the 
dining hall or other non-curricular requirements of the 
College upon presentation to him of satisfactory docu- 
mentary evidence that compliance with these rules or 
regulations is in conflict with the teachings or rules of 
the religious organization to which the student belongs. 



It was 



VOTED : To adopt the second suggestion as represent- 
ing the College policy in this matter. 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on 

Buildings and Grounds, it was 

VOTED ; That the President and the Treasurer of the 
College be authorized to petition the 
Legislature in the name of the Trustees for 
authority to convey to the Amherst Water 
Company a certain tract of land about 100 
feet square fronting on East Pleasant Street 
for the purpose of erecting thereon a water 
tower. 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on 




Buildings and Grounds it was 



VOTED ; That the Alumni Committee. on 
Education Building be author! 
support of the Governor jbr th 
the budget for special items 
balance needed to erect a Phy 
Building and that the amount 
be one not to exceed $250,000 
a total maximum cost of $375, 
Alumni propose to r~-ise $125, 



the Physical 
zed to ask the 
e inclusion in 
for 1930 of the 
sical Education 
thus requested 

on the basis of 
000 of which the 
000. 



Upon the recommendation of the Committee on 

Buildings and Grounds it was 

VOTED ; That the budget for special appropriations 
for 1930 consist of the following items: 





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• 



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THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



1. 



2. 



3. 

4. 
5. 



Physical Education Building(pro- 
vided the Governor will support 
the proposal) 

Library additions and fireproofing 
(provided the Governor does not 
approve the Physical Education 
Building or provided he will support 
the inclusion of both items) 

Remodelling of North College 
dormitory- 
Addition to Fisher Laboratory 
Road Construction 



$250,000 



$175,000 

f 30,000 
$ 8,000 
$ 10,000 



Upon the recommendation of the Finance Com- 



mittee, it was 



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Budget for 
Special 
Appropriat ons 



VOTE D: To adopt as the budget for maintenance for 
the fiscal year 1989-30 the budget of 
$1,051,400 from State appropriation, 
$173,305 from Federal funds, a total budget 
from State and Federal funds of $1,224,705 
which is an increase of $66,337 over appropri- 
ations for the current year. 



Budget for 

Maintenance 



Upon their special request a Committee of 
Poultrymen consisting of Messrs. Storer, Sarano and 
Whitelock appeared before the Board of Trustees and re- 
quested that the fee charged by the College for testing 
poultry for pullorum disease be reduced. After the Com- 
mittee had presented its case and retired, it was 

VOTE D: To refer the matter to the Committee on 
Experiment Station for study and report. 



Committee of 
P jultrvmen 



The meetin 



t 11:55 fi.M. 




ecretary 



ikJUi^L 



Vice 
President 



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TRUSTEE 



Call for the 
meeting 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING 0? THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

State House, Boston, January 14, 1950, 9:30 A.M. 

Trustee Ellis, Chairman, presided. 

PRESENT ; Trustees Ellis, Gannon, Gilbert, Richardsor 
Chandler, Frost, Russell, Gerrett, Whitmore 
Preston, Dewey, Bacon, Thatcher. Dr. Smith 
attended the meeting from 11:15 to 12:00. 
Treasurer Kenney was also present. 

The following is the call for the meeting: 

Amherst, Mass. 
December 31, 1929 

To the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

In accordance with the provisions of the 3y- 
Lav/s and pursuant to the recent mail poll, the annual 
meeting of the Board of Trustees is hereby called to con- 
vene at Room 138, State House, Boston, on Tuesday, 
January 14, 1930 at 9:30 A.M. 



Respectfully yours, 

Robert D. Hav/ley 
Secretary 



signati :>n of 

Professor .1. T. 
Fervid 



It was 

VOTED : To dispense with the reading of the minutes. 

It was 

VOTED : To ask the Chairman to appoint a Committee 
to wait upon the Governor. The Chairman 
appointed Trustees Gerrett and gilbert. 

President Thatcher presented the resignation of 

Professor H. T. Fernald to be effective July 1st. It was 

VOTE D: That the resignation be accepted and that the 
Secretary express to Professor Fernald the 
appreciation n? the Trustees of his long and 
effective serv.'ce. 



m 



TRUSTEE 



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THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



The President reported the following resignations 



and new appointments: 

RESIGNATIONS 

James R. Aicock, Technical Assistant in Animal Nutrition. 

December 21, 1929 
Marian V. Brown, Research Assistant, Department of Farm 

ement, October 12, 1929 
William I. Goodwin, Field Agent, December 31, 1929 
John W. Kuzmeski, Junior Chemist, December SI, 1929 

NEW APPOINT'! TS 

Emmet t Bennett, Research Assistant in Chemist r - 

January 1, 1950, Si, 740 
George E. Emery, Field .Agent, January 1, 1950, £2,220 

($1,480 State' Funds, $740 Alumni Funds) 
Charles S. Gibbs, Assistant Research Professor of 

Veterinary Science, November 4, 1929, $3,000 
Marv C. Hughes, Laboratory Assistant in Pomelo? 

October 23, 1929, $1,200 
Leonard R. Parkinson, Technical Assistant in Animal • 

Nutrition, December 21, 1929, $1,620 
Cecjl C. Rice, Research Assistant in Horticultural 

Manufactures, January 1, 1950, $1,740 
Harold E. White, Assistant Research. Profes of 

Floriculture, January 1, 1930, $2,400 

It was 

VOTED; -hat the 1 resignations anc ipointments 
listed above be approved. 

Requests for leaves of absence for professional 

improvement were presented by the President. on his 

recommen 3 ■ t 5 on, it was 



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VOTED: That Professor Joseph S. Chamberlain be 

t e -■ ale a ve of ab s e nc *=> for six mont 1 
r ith full pay for professional improveme: 
cr ing July 1, 1950 and that he be 

granted, without pay, en additional leave 
of six months following. 

It was 






VOTED : That Professor R. A. VanMeter be granted 
leave of absence for six m< s with ps 
professional improvement beginning Se 
15, 1930 and that he be granted ar additj 
.leave absence without for a period 
not to exceed three months following. 



Leave of 
absence for 
Professor 
Chamberlain 



: 



Leave of 
absence f< 
Professor 
lVanMeter 



,<J 



496 



TRUSTEE 



Leave of 
aosence for 
Professor 
Cance 



t s to 

s 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

The request of Professor Cance that he be 

anted six months 1 special leave of absence with pay 

beginning January 1, 1931 was considered. Since this 

does not correspond to the provisions for leaves of 

sence for professional improvement as adopted by the 

Board of Trustees, it was 

7<: That the request be not granted. 

The alternate request of Professor Cance that 

he be granted six months' leave of absence with nay for 

professional improvement beginning in the spring term in 

19-31 was then considered and it was 

VOTE D: To approve this request and. to grant the 
leave of absence on the professional im- 
provement basis. 

The nroposed amendments to the By-Laws as 

announced in the call for the meeting were taken into 

consideration. The Committee on College Farm recommended 

the approval of the proposed amendment to Article I. It 



was 



To amend the By-Laws as follows: 



Officers 



ARTICLE I, Change "(4) Committee on College 
Farm;" to read "(4) Committee on Agriculture] 1 

Meetings of the Board 

AFT E III . (Changed to read as follows) 
iere sha] i be two stated meetings of 
the Trustees in each year. The first, to be 
known as the annual meeting, at which office!" 
be chosen and the annual r^-nort made, 
tall be held at the State House in Boston, 
or at such nlace as the Trustees at any pre- 
vious meetin bermine, during the thircp. 

in January. The second meeting shall 
oe helo i t Amherst during the week o r the 

annual Commencement. The day and the -hour 

■l of these me e fixed by 

>f the College in consultation 



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THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



with the Secretary of the Board. 

The President presented five recommendations 

for r< janization of the Department of A< ] and Dairy 

Husbandry. Following a discussion of the pronosal, it 

was decided to act upon these recommendations separately 

I in accordance therewith, it was 

VOTED: That the present Department of Animal and 

Dairy Husb ry be divided into two depart- 
ments to be known respectively as Animal 
Husbandrv and Dairv Industry with assign- 
ments to each of these Departments of the 
teaching, research and extension functions 
indicated by these names. 

It was 

VOTE D: That Professor V. A, Rice be named as Head 
of the Department of Animal Husbandry. 

It was 

VOTED : That Professor J. II. Frandsen be named as 
Head of the Department of Dairy Industry. 



It was 



VOTED: 



That the nresent title of Enos J. Montague 
be changed from Head of the Farm Department 
and Assistant Professor of Farm Practice to 
Head of the Farm Department and Assistant 



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eorganization 
Department of 

Animal ana Dai] 
Husbandry 



'% 



Professor of Animal 
given such teaching 
D e n a rtm e nt ass hall 
betweevi himself and 
ment and approved by 
Coll ege. 



Husbandry and that he be 
functions in the latter 
be mutually agreed upon 
the Head of that Depart- 
the President of the 



It was 
VOTED: 



That these changes become effective 
immediately upon their approval by the Head 
of the Division of Personnel and Standardi- 
zation of the Commission on Administration 
and Finance. 



Professor Rice 
Head, Dept. 
ilmal Husbandrv 



Professor 
Frandsen. Head 
Dept. Dairy 

Industry 



. Montague 

Heai, ^arm Dept 
& Asst. Prof. 
Animal Husbandry 



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498 



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lit comb 1 s 
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Announcement was made of the receipt of a sift 
of $25,000 from Mr. Ernest M. Whitcomb of Amherst. This 
gift is for the purpose of constructing and equipping a 
swimming pool iri the proposed new Physical Education 
Building. Mr. Whitcomb asked that his name be withheld 
from public announcement. The gift was offered with the 
following conditions: 

1. That the balance necessary to complete the pool and 
its housing shall be appropriated by the State 
Legislature. 

2. That there shall be worked out some reasonably fair 
agreement between the Board of Trustees and the 
School Committee of the town of Amherst whereby, on 
a mutually satisfactory basis, the boys and girls of 
high school age shall have the right to use the pool 
at stated periods and bear their share of any in- 
cidental expenses and supervisions. 

3. That Mr. Whitcomb shall be liable only for the pay- 
ment of this fixed sum not. exceeding $25,000 payable 
to the Treasurer of the Massachusetts Agricultural 
College upon his notice and presentation of certifi- 
cate or certificates as the monev is needed during 
construction of the pool,. 

It was 



VOTED: 



To accept the gift as offered and to in- 
struct the Secretary to send a letter ex- 
pressing the deeD appreciation of the 
Trustees. 



VOTED: 



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That a Committee consisting of Trustee 
Whitmore, President Thatcher and Treasurer 
Kenney be authorized to make an agreement 

' th the School Committee of the town of 
Amherst in accordance with the provisions 
of the above gift. 



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A joint committee of the Physical Education 
Building Committee and the Buildings and Grounds Com- 
mittee of the Trustees was informally authorized to 
negotiate with Morse & Dickinson, Architects, for pre- 
liminary plans for the Physical Education Building. 

Trustee Whit more reported concerning the 
Physical Education Buildine Campaign stating that 
approximately $115,000 had been raised "by the Campaign 
Committee of which $70,500 was contributed by Alumna 
students, faculty, trustees and other belonging to the 
College group, As a result of conferences with the 
State officials, it was expected that the State Budget 
will include an item of $172,500 making a total avail- 
able of $287,500, This participation by the State is 
on the basis of 6n# of the total cost of the building. 
Plans have b^pn somewhat modified from those originally 
prepared and yet all the major facilities origianally 
included are Provided for in the new plan and there has 
been little loss because of necessary rearrangement. 
Upon the motion of Mr. Bacon., it was 

VOTED; That the thanks of the Board of Trustees 
be extended to Trustee Whit more and 
Professor Hicks for their efforts toward 
securing the Physical Education Building. 

President Thatcher announced the receipt of a 

gift of $3,000 from the Massachusetts Federation of 

Women's Club s' to be known as the "Helen A. Whittier 

Memorial Scholarship," the income from whifih is to be 

used as a scholarship in "Art as Applied to Living." 



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Architects for 
P. E. Building 



Report of 

P.E.Building 

Campaign 



Thanks to 
Mr . Whitmore 
and Mr. Hicks 



Helen A. 
Whittier . 
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Annual Report 
of President 



inating 
Sommittee 



ort on 
Dormitories 



VOTED: To accept the gift and to instruct the 
Secretary to extend to the donors the 
appreciation of the Trustees. 

It was 

VOTED : To refer the use of this Scholarship to the 
President of the College with power • 

President Thatcher reported for the special 
committee annointed at the last annual meeting to repre- 
sent the Trustees in the matter of the Lotta Crabtree 
Bequest of the Lotta Agricultural Fund. It is estimated 
that this fund will amount to approximately $300,000 but 
as yet the assets of the estate have not been liquidated 
and it will not be possible to carry out the provisions 
of this bequest for one and one-half years. It was 

VOTED : That the report be received as one of • 

progress and that the Committee be continued, 

President Thatcher presented the annual report 

of the President of the College. It was 

VOTED : To receive the report with appreciation and 
to print it as nart of the annual report of 
the College. 

It was 

VOTED : That the Chairman appoint a Committee to 

nominate officers for the gnsuing year. The 
Chairman appointed Trustees Chandler, Frost 
and Preston. 

President Thatcher reported for the Trustee 
Committee on Buildings and Grounds concerning the study 
which this Committee has made into the problem of pro- 
viding dormitories Tor the College. The nlan for pro- 

viding such buildings by funds other than State annropri- 
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students and the Committee has hesitated to proceed 

further on this account. Then, too, because of the 

falling off in student enrollment this year the need 

for more accomodations has not been quite so great. It 

was 

VOTED ; To receive the report as one of progress 

and to ask the Committee to continue its 

study of the problem for further report 
to the Trustees, 

The Extension Service Committee recommended 
that the plan for professional improvement for County 
Extension Workers as described in the records of the Ex- 
tension Service Committee be put into operation with Plan for 

Professional 
the understanding that until the State will provide the Improvement for] 

County Exten- 
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for any substitution service rendered under the plan. 

The motion was made that the recommendation be approved. 

In discussing the motion, it was pointed out that the 

plan does not indicate the maximum leave and it was 

moved to amend the motion to specify a maximum of five 

months. It was 

VOTED: To adopt the amendment. 

It was 

VOTED ; To approve the recommendation as thus 
amended. 

Treasurer Kenr*y presented the annual report 
of the Treasurer of the College. 

Question was raised as to the proper procedure 
in crediting repairs to 'inventory and in the depreciation 
of properties. It was 



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of Treasurer 



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recording 
inventory 



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VOTED; That the Fiaemce Committee with the Presi- 
dent and Treasurer secure the opinion of 
State officials with regard to this matter. 

It was 

VOTED: That the Treasurer 1 s report be accented and 
nrinte 

It was 

" :;: ? That all actions taken by Committees of the 
Trustees during the year, which have not 
been subsequently apuroved by the 3oard of 
Trustees, be hereby approved. 

The. Nominating Committee reported its recommen 

dations for officers and committees of the Board of 

Trustees for the ensuing year, and the Secretary was 

instructed to cast one ballot by which it was unanimously 

VOTED: To elect +he following officers and Com- 
mittes of the Board of Trustees for the 
ensuing year. 

President, His Excellency, Governor Frank G. Allen 
Vice-President, George H. Ellis 
Secretary, Robert D. Hawley 
Treasurer, Fred C. Kenney 
Auditor, Frank Gerrett 

Committee on Finance 

Frank Gerrett, Chairman George H. Ellis 

Charles H. Preston John Chandler 

Davis R.- Dewey athaniel I. Bowditch 

Harold L. Frost 

Committee on Faculty and Pr ogram of Study 

Davis R. De^ey , Chairman Sarah Louise Arnold 

John F. Gannon James F. Bacon 

John Chandler- Arthur V . Gilbert 

Pay son Smith 

Committee r nldin gs and Grounds 

George H. Ellis. Chairman 
Charles II . Preston 

James F. Bacon 



Carlton D. Richardson 
Philip. F. Whitmore 

Frank Gerrett 



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Committee on Experiment Station 

Charles H. Preston, Chairman 
Carlton D. Richardson 
Philip F. W^aitmore 



Howard S. Russell 
Harold L. Frost 
Arthur W. Gilbert 



Committee on Extension Service 



John Chandler, Chairman Frederick D. Griggs 
Davis R. Dewey Nathaniel I. Bowditch 

John F. Gannon Sarah Louise Arnold 

Arthur W. Gilb.ert 

Co mmittee on Agricultur e 

Nathaniel I. Bowditch, Chairman Frank Gerrett 
Carlton D. Richardson Arthur W. Gilbert 

George H. Ellis 

Committee on Horticulture 

Harold L. Frost, Chairman John Chandler 
Charles H, Preston Philip F. Whitmore 

Hov/ard S. RusselJ- 

Dr. Pavson Smith requested that he be not 

asked to serve on any of the Committees of the Board of 

Trustees. The request was followed by expression of Dr. Smith 1 s 

service on 
much regret by several members of the Board and upon the | committees 

motion duly made and seconded by rising vote, it was 

unanimously 

VOTED ; That it is the wish of the Board of Trustee 
that Dr.- Smith continue as a member of the 
Committee on Faculty and Program of Study. 

Dr. Smith agreed to nermit his election to 



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The meeting adjourned at 12:00 M. 

Vice-President 



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Minutes 



Award of 

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MINUTES OF THE SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 
President's Office, Amherst, June 16, 1930, 9:15 A.M. 
Trustee . Ellis presided. 



PRESENT: 



Trustees Ellis, Dewey, Bowditch, Frost, 
Gerrett, Griggs, Whitmore, Russell, 
Richardson, Chandler, Thatcher. Trustee 
Smith attended the meeting at 11:30 A.M. 

The Secretary read the following call for the 



meeting: 



Amherst, Mass. 
June 4, 1930. 

To the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

In accordance with the provisions of the By- 
Laws, the semi-annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of 
the Massachusetts Agricultural College is hereby called 
to convene at the Office of the President of the College 
at Amherst at nine o'clock, Monday morning, June 16, 1930 
This meeting is for the purpose of awarding degrees and 
for the consideration- of such other business as properly 
may be presented. 

Respectfully yours, 

Robert D. Hawley, Secretary 

The minutes of the previous meeting were 

approved without reading. 

The following were recommended by the Faculty 

to receive the Bachelor of Science degree 




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Winthrop Ashley Ames 
John Albion Andrew, Jr. 
Robert Lindsay Armstrong 
Rachel Atwood 
Osman Bab son 
Harry Sager Bedford 
Edward George Benoit 
Carl Augustus Bergan 



Sergius Joseph Bernard 
Samuel Clark Billings 
Frank Millard Bishop 
Richard Henry Bond, Jr. 
Floyd Earle Brackley 
Mildred Shepard Brown 
May Frances Buckler 
Oscar Frank Burbank, Jr. 
Reuben Hillman Call 



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Harold Vining Campbell 
Maurice Mortimer Cleveland 
Charles Hardy Cook 
Milton Isadore Coven 
Adelbert Winters Cox 
Charles Bartlett Cox 
Gertrude Jordan Davis 
William Albert Palmer Day 
Lucien Wesley Dean 
Charlotte Marthe Decker 
Mertle Althea Denny 
Edward Wemyss Denton 
Margaret Pauline Donovan 
Evelyn Dover 
William Brooks Drew 
George Wallace Dutton 
Frederick Charles Ellert 
Davis Haskins Elliot 
Charles Frederick Frame 
Anthony Lewis Gagliarducci 
Alice Delimen Gaumond 
Herbert Andrew Goodell 
Hermon Ulysses Goodell 
Robert Gibson Goodnow 
Arthur Hall Graves 
Lucy Antoinette Grunwaldt 
Ralph Ellis Gunn 
Clarence Elliot Haramond 
Charles Whit comb Harris, Jr. 
Elsie Martha Haubenreiser 
Richard Alden Hernan 
Thomas Hetherington 
Anne Elizabeth Hinchey 
Lucius Alexander Howard 
Martin Stoddard Howard 
Kenneth Whit ten Hunt 
Henry Wilhelm Jensen 
Fred William Jones 
John Leo William Joy 
Asa Foster Kinney 
Robert Holland Labarge 
John Thomas Lawlor, Jr, 
Miriam Johnson Loud 
Lewis Malcolm Lynds 
Mabel Alice MacCausland 
Archie Hugh Madden 
Herman Rainville Magnuson 
Raymond Simmons Mann 
Flora Eleanor Manwell 

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Theodore Marcus 
Gertrude Maylott 
Catherine Mary McKay 
Isabel Elvira Morgan 
Beryl Florence Morse 
Donald Fraser Murphy 
Ralph Francis Nicker son 
William Joseph O f Leary 
John Paul Packsarian 
William Roland Phinney 
William Gale Pillsbury 
Ida Edith Pollin 
Arne Eric Pottala 
Wilfred George Purdy 
Arthur Guard Pyle 
Vincent Joseph Riley 
Harold Robertson 
Lauri Samuel Ronka 
Paul Arthur Rudman 
Huntington Rutan 
Evelyn Cecelia Sandstrom 
Raphael Saraceni 
Arthur Butman Sederquist, Jr 
Eric Singleton 
Raymond Francis Smith 
Winthrop Grant Smith 
Laurence Whipple Spooner 
Paul Stacy 

Spencer Clarendon Stanford 
Alice Goodrich Stiles 
Ruth Winifred Stone 
Maurice Suher 
William Nicholas Sullivan, Jr 
Gilbert Dean Swift 
Jesse Alderman Taft 
ftoger Sherman Taft 
John Richard Tank 
Christine Belle Thatcher 
Karl Martin Tomfohrde 
Herbert Sidney Vaughan 
Cecil Herbert Wadleigh 
Peter Hansen Waechter, Jr. 
Frank Tisdale White, Jr. 
Harold James White 
Priscilla Grover Wood 
Elizabeth Marie Woodin 
Albert Peter Zuger 
Russell Everett Nims 



VOTED : To confer the degree of Bachelor of Science 
upon these 115 members of the Class of 1930. 



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Award of 
B«V.A. Degree 



Award of 
M.S. Degree 



Award of 
Ph.D. Degree 



Resignations 



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Upon the recommendation of the Faculty, it was 

VOTED; To confer the degree of Bachelor of 

Vocational Agriculture upon Donald Weston 
Mclsaac and Frank Albert Skogsberg of the 
Class of 1930. 

Upon the recommendation of the Faculty of the 

Graduate School, it was 

VOTED: To confer the degree of Master of Science 
upon the following: 



Gardner Mills Albro 
David Frederic Carpenter 
Hermon Richard Clark 
George Chapman Crooks 
Harold Raymond Knudsen 
Constantine Pericles Ladas 
Herbert Adolphus Landry 
Miriam Morse 



Richard Carl Newton 
Oliver Samuel Plant inga 
Sarah Theodora Plantinga 
Walter Russell Smith 
Rhea Emerson Stitt 
Sarah Elizabeth Stewart 
Ralph Albert VanMeter 



Upon the recommendation of the Faculty of the 

Graduate School, it was 

VOTED : To confer the degree of Doctor of Philosophy 
upon the following: 

Edward Avery Richmond Kenneth Allen Salman 

Harvey Leroy Sweetman 

President Thatcher presented the following list 

of resignations from the staff of the College and it was 

VOTED : To accept these resignations. 

Delmont T. Dunbar, Assistant Professor of Spanish, 

August 31, 1930 
L. Leland Durkee, Instructor in German, ^gust 31, 1930 
Clifford 0. Gates, Assistant Professor of Landscape 

Gardening, August 31, 1930 
Chauncey M. Gilbert, Instructor in Zoology, August 31, 

1930 
Maxwell H. Goldberg, Instructor in English, August 31, 

1930 
Francis P. Griffiths, Instructor in Horticultural 

Manufactures, August 15, 1930 
Laurence R. Grose, Professor of Forestry and Head of De- 
partment, August 31, 1930 
John P. Jones, Research Professor of Agronomy, 

June 30, 1930 
Oliver W. Kelly, Seed Analyst, June 30, 1930 
Harold R. Knudsen, Instructor in Agronomy, June 30, 1930 



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Thure M* Leivo, Instructor in Landseape Architecture, 

January 31, 1930 
Faith E. Packard, Instructor in English, August 31, 1930 
Kenneth A. Salman, Instructor in Entomology, March 31, 1930 
Victor &. 1'iedjens, Assistant Research Professor of 

Vegetable Gardening, Market Garden Field Station, 

June 30, 1930 

Upon the recommendation of the President, it was 

VOTED ; To elect Dr. H. T. Fernald, whose resignation 
as Professor and Head of the Department of 
Entomology and Director of the Graduate 
School, was accepted by the Trustees at their 
last meeting, to be Professor Emeritus of 
Entomology. 

Upon the recommendation of the President, it was 

VOTED ; To elect the following Professors; 



Dr. Fernald 
elected 
Professor 
Emeritus 



R. 
G. 
A. 



a salary 
at a salary 



P. Holdsworth to be Professor of Forestry at 

of $3480 effective September 1, 1930 

P. Alexander to be Professor of Entomology 

of $3740 effective September 1, 1930 

I, Bourne to be Research Professor of Entomology at a 

salary of $3600 effective September 1, 1930 

It was 

VOTED; T approve the ad interim appointments 
presented by the President. 



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William H. Armstrong, Assistant Professor of Landscape 

Architecture and Superintendent of Grounds, 

September 1, 1930, $2940 
Ellsworth Barnard, Instructor in English, September 1, 1930, 

$1740 
Oran C. Boyd, Extension Specialist in Plant Pathology, 

January 15, 1930, $3600 
Edward B» Donnelly, Technical Assistant in Floriculture, 

February 1, 1930, $1800 
Fred C. Ellert, Instructor in German, September 1, 1930, 

$1740 
Clayton L. Rarrar, Assistant Professor of Entomology & 

Beekeeping, September 1, 1930, $2220. Promoted from 

Instructor 
Oliver S # Flint, Assistant Research Professor, (Poultry 

Disease Elimination) August 1, 1930, $2400 
Jay L. Haddock, Instructor in Agronomy (2/3 time) 

September 15, 1930, $1000 



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increases 
and 
promotions 



Director 
S levers 
elected 
Director of 
Graduate 
School. Prof. 
Rice named 
Head, Division 
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Frederick A. McLaughlin, Assistant Research Professor 

(Seed Control) September 1, 1930, #3180. Transferred 
from Assistant Professor of Botany 
Miriam Morse, Technical Assistant in Entomology & Zoology, 

September 1, 1930, $1620 
Earle H. Nodine, Assistant State Leader of County Club 

Agents, September 1, 1930, $2320. Promoted from Junior 

Poultry Club Leader 
William R. Phinney, Instructor in English, September 1, 

1950, $1000 (Part time) 
Cecil C. Rice, Instructor in Horticultural Manufactures, 

September 1, 1930, $1740 
Mrs. Elizabeth S. Robertson, Instructor in French & 

Spanish, September 1, 1930, $1740 
James Robertson, Jr.* Instructor in Landscape Architecture 
September 19, 1930, $1740 
Albert F. Spelman, Junior Chemist, Control Service, 

January 13, 1930, $1800 
Harvey L. Sweetman, Assistant Professor of Entomology, 

September 1, 1930, $2940 
Charles H. Thayer, Vocational Instructor in Agronomy, 

September 1, 1930, $2220. Promoted from Instructor. 

It was 

VOTED : To approve the list of salary increases and 
promotions as presented by the President and 
as previously approved by the Division of 
Personnel & Standardization. 

Upon the recommendation of the President, and to 
fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Director 
Fernald, Director F. J. Sievers was elected Director of 
the Graduate School and relieved from his position as 
Head of the division of Agriculture. Professor V. A. 
Rice was elected Head of the Division of Agriculture. 
These changes to be effective July 1, 1930. 

The President recommended that upon the retire- 
ment of Dr. Fernald as Head of the Department of 
Entomology, the work of the present Departments of Ento- 
mology and Zoology and Geology be organized in a single 
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Zoology and Geology with the following staff: Charles E. 
Gordon, Professor of Zoology and Geology and Head of the 
Department; Charles P. Alexander, Professor of Entomology, 
in charge of resident instruction in Entomology; Arthur I. 
Bourne, Research Professor of Entomology, in charge of 
Experiment Station work in Entomology; G. Chester 
Crampton, Professor of Entomology; Warren D. Whit comb, 
Assistant Research Professor of Entomology; Harold L. 
Sweetman, Assistant Professor of Entomology; Clayton L. 
Farrar, Assistant Professor of Entomology and Beekeep- 
ing; Vacant, Assistant Professor of Zoology; Miriam 
Morse, Technical Assistant. It was 

VOTED : To approve the recommendation of the Presi- 
dent for the reorganization of these De- 
partments as described. 

Request was received from Assistant Professor 
A. K. Harrison for leave of absence for professional im- 
provement from A pril 1, 1951 to the beginning of the 
fall term, 1931, It was 

VOTED : To approve the request. 

Request was also received from Assistant 
Extension Specialist, Miss May E. Foley, for leave of 
absence for three months during the spring term of 1931 
for professional improvement. It was 
VOTED : To approve the request. 

President Thatcher asked for a leave of absence 
for six weeks beginning June 27, 1930 in order to accept 

the invitation of the Chilean Nitrate Producers' 



Reorganization 
of Departments 
of Entomology, 
Zoology and 
Geology 



Professor 
Harrison 
Leave of 
absence 



Miss Foley 
Leave of 
absence 



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leave of 
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Association to attend the 100th Anniversary of the ex- 
portation of nitrate of soda from Chile. It was 
VOTED: To approve the request • 
It was 

VOTED : To approve the following schedule of room 
rentals for freshmen in North and South 
Colleges. 



North College: 
Room 6 



5.50 per week per person 



Rooms 3, 7-15, 13-27, 29-33, 38-38, 40-42, and 45 

$3.00 per week per person 

Rooms 1, 2, 4, 5, 16, 17, 23, 34, 35, 39, 43, 44 

12.50 per week per person 



South College: 

All rooms $2.50 per week per person, of which $1.25 
per week shall be credited as room rental to be remitted 
to the State Treasurer and $1.25 as rental for furniture 
to be provided from trust funds and credited back to these 
funds. 

The following recommendations concerning dining 

hall regulations were received from a special committee of 

the administrative officers of the College. 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF TEE SPECIAL COMMITTEE" ON DINING HALL 

REGULATIONS 

All freshmen students of the College and of Stock- 
bridge School of Agriculture are required to board at the 
college dining hall. The cost for board at the dining hall 
is $255 per year payable as follows: 

At the opening of College . . . $79.00 

December 1 13.50 

January 2 32.50 

March 31 75.00 

For absences of one week or more rebates at the rate of 
$6.00 per week may be granted provided the absence is 
authorized by the Dean, and the rebate approved by the 
Treasurer. No rebates will be allowed for absences of 
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and for this or any similar reason is regularly absent 
from the campus over weekends, upon request of his parent 
or legal guardian, approved by the Dean of the College or 
Director of Stockbridge School, he may board in the 
college dining hall for a five-day week (fifteen consecu- 
tive meals beginning with Monday breakfast) at a rate of 
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Regulations 



Individual members of upper classes may choose to 
board in the college dining hall at the regular rates or 
in the college cafeteria, or at private dining places. 
But all residents in college dormitories who do not eat 
in the college dining hall must purchase cafeteria meal 
tickets amounting to $7.50 per week in advance for each 
term. A schedule of standard meals furnished in the 
cafeteria is provided and at least $7.50 worth of these 
meals must be purchased by each ticket holder each week. 
Extras at any meal must be paid for in cash when 
selected at the serving table. 

It was 

VOTED ; ^o approve these recommendations regarding 
dining hall regulations. 

President '^'hatcher proposed the establishment 

of a student health service at the College to be in 

charge of a health officer especially appointed for this 

service. It was 

VOTED^ To authorize the President and Treasurer to 
propose to the State ^ivision of Personnel 
and Standardization that a student health 
officer be appointed at this College and if 
necessary to accomplish this that a moderate 
fee be charged all students. 

The President stated that in accordance with 

action taken by the Trustees at the previous meeting, 

the special committee appointed at the time had made an 

agreement with the Amherst School Committee concerning 

the use of the swimming pool in the new Physical Education 

Building. It was 

VOTED : To approve this agreement. 



Health Service 



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AGREEMENT FOR THE USE OF THE SWIMMING POOL AT THE MASSA- 
CHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE BY THE YOUNG MEN AND YOUNG 
WOMEN OF AMHERST OF HIGH SCHOOL AGE. 



It is hereby agreed by the School Committee of the 
town of Amherst and the Trustees of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College that the young men and young women 
of High School age and actually enrolled in the Amherst 
High School or residents of the Town of Amherst, are 
guaranteed the use of the swimming pool, located in the 
Physical Education Building at the Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College, to the extent and under such regula- 
tions as hereinafter stated. 



1. That all use of this pool by the young people 
of Amherst of High School age be directly under the 
supervision of a High School instructor who must be pre- 
sent In the locker rooms and the pool room every time the 
pool is so used. 

2. That the above mentioned High School instructor 
shall be responsible for the conduct and safety of these 
young people. The College will have one of its regular 
guards or instructors present but the responsibility will 
always be upon the High School instructor while his or 
her people are in the building. 

3. That no group of young people or individual 
person of Amherst of High School age may use this pool 
under any other conditions than those mentioned above. 
The purpose of this rule is to prevent individuals of thi 
age mixing in with college students. 

4. That the use of this pool by the High School 
shall be so arranged as not to conflict with the regular 
schedule as published by the Schedule Committee of Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College for classes of college 
students. 

5. That the Massachusetts Agricultural College 
authorities however, guarantee to so arrange college 
schedules as to permit the use of the pool by the High 
School at least 6 (six) class periods of 45 (forty-five) 
minutes each per week, 4 (four) of these periods to be 
between the hours of 3 P.M. and 6 P.M. This guarantee 
will not apply if sections of High School classes fail 
to exceed 10 (ten) persons each. 

6. In order that the health of others using the 
pool may be safeguarded, it is important that no person 
suffering from skin disease, or other ailment which 
might be transmitted to other persons by their use of 
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All Massachusetts Agricultural College students will 
have a physical examination and be regularly inspected 
thereafter. All others using the pool must present a 
certificate of physical fitness signed by the physician 
of the local Board of Health, or such other physician as 
may be acceptable to the School Department of Amherst and 
the Physical Education Department of Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College, and be carefully inspected each time 
by the instructor in charge particularly for skin disease 
or temporary ailments before entering the pool. 

7. The officials of the Massachusetts Agricultural 
College reserve the right to deny the privileges of the 
building to any person. 



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or fees 
student 
persons 
ficatio 
be made 
consent 
Amherst 
cation 



That any and all regulations including equipment 

Agricultural College 
women, shall apply to all other 



which apply to Massachusetts 
men or 
same sex using the pool. 



s, either 
of the 



n or change of this agreement at 



That any 
any time, 



modi- 
shall 
effective only after the knowledge and written 
of the Superintendent of the Public Schools of 
and the Head of the Department of Physical Edu- 
at the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

Signed; 



School Committee of Amherst 



Signed:, 



Committee appointed "with 
power to act n by the Trustees 
of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College. 



The President presented a memorandum of agree- 
ment for cooperative research work with the Evaporated 
Milk Association by which this Association will furnish 
funds for a study of the improvement in the nutritutional 
status of pupils in rural elementary schools which can 

be brought about through the use of evaporated milk in 
mid-morning lunches. The question was raised as to the 
advisability of undertaking any research project the re- 



Evaporated 
Milk 

Association 
Agreement 



214 

514 



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Poultry 
Testing 
Fee 



Curriculum 
Changes 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

suits of which might affect adversely an important local 
industry. It was 

VOTED; To refer this matter with power to the 

Experiment Station Committee of the Board 
of Trustees. 

Upon the recommendation of the President, it 

was 

VOTED ; To reduce the fee for poultry disease test- 
ing from ten cents to nine cents per bird 
effective with the beginning of the next 
testing season. 

The Committee received the recommendations of 

the Faculty regarding changes in the curriculum. The 

question was raised as to the advisability of indicating 

on the diploma the course in which the degree is earned 

and some objection was raised to the term, "Social 

Sciences". In consideration of these questions, the 

proposal was modified and it was 



VOTED ; To approve the changes in curriculum for the 
freshman and sophomore years without taking 
final action on changes in the form of the 
diploma. 

Upon the recommendation of the special faculty 

altham Field committee in charge of the Market Garden Field Station at 
Station name 

Walt ham, it was 

VOTED ; To change the name of the Station to "The 
Walt ham Field Station of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College Experiment Station". 



Professor 
Koon f s title 



It was 

VOTED ; That Mr. Bay M. Koon be given the title, Re- 
search Professor of Vegetable Gardening, in 
charge of the Walt ham Field Station. 



• 



• 



• 



COLLEGIATE COURSE OF INSTRUCTION 

The course of study consists of four years of work planned to 
provide scientific foundation, cultural background, and professional 
training, and leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.S.). The 
following five different major lines of specialization are provided: 
Agriculture; Horticulture; Home Economics; the Physical and Biological 
Sciences; and the Social Sciences. 

The work of the freshman year consists of definitely required 
subjects, most of which are identical for all students, in order to 
insure a uniform preparation in the more fundamental collegiate sub- 
jects. However, some differentiation is required in order to properly 
intorduce each student to some major line of work in which he may find 
his professional interest, and major faculty contacts. 

The work of the sophomore year is also largely prescribed in 
order to insure as broad a cultural background as possible in prepara- 
tion for the more specialized training of the last two years. Under 
the guidance of a major group advisory committee the student begins 
in this year certain optional choices of electives leading to the 
special courses of major work which he will later pursue. 

The work of the junior and senior years is, with certain restric- 
tions, elective under the guidance of a special adviser, who is a 
member of the advisory committee of the major group which the student 
selects during his freshman year as his field for professional train- 
ing. 



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Freshman Year 
Table of Freshman Subjects 
(Groups A and C of each term are required of ail freshman men; 
Groups A and D of all freshman women; and one of the options of Group 
B must be selected by each freshman to complete his year 1 s program of 
study.) 



Groups Term I 

A Freshman Course 1 
Chemistry 1 or 4 
English 1 
Mathematics 1* 



Term II 

Freshman Course 2 
Chemistry 2 or 5 
English 2 
Mathematics 2* 



Term III 

Freshman Course 3 
Botany 3 
English 3 
Mathematics 3* 



B 



D 



I 

II 

III 

IV 



Leading to specialization in AGRICULTURE 

Agronomy 1 (25) Animal Husb. 1 (25) Agronomy 3 (27) 



'C 



Leading to specialization in HOME ECONOMIC! 

Home Economics 1 Home Economics 2 (.25) Home Economies' 3 (30) 

Leading to specialization in HORTICULTURE AMD LAND. GARDENING 
Horticulture l(new) Horticulture 2 (26) Agronomy 3 (27) 

Leading to specialization in the PHYSICAL & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 
French 1 or 4 or French 2 or 5 or French 1 or 4 or 
German 1 or 4 German 2 or 5 German 3 or 6 



V Leading to specialization in the SOCIAL SCIENCES 



French 1 or 4 or 
German 1 or 4 

Military 1 

Physical Education 1 

Physical Education 2 



French 2 or 5 or 
German 2 or 5 

Military 2 



Freshman Course 4 Physical Educ. 5 
Physical Education 4 



French 1 or 4 or 
German 3 or 6 

Military 3 

Physical Education 3 



Freshman Course 6 
Physical Education 6 



* French or German is optional for Mathematics for students who 
intend to specialize in Home Economics. 



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Sophomore Year 
Table of Sophomore Subjects 
Groups A and C are required of all sophomore men, groups A and 
D of all sophomre women; and two of the elective s of Group B must be 
selected by each sophomore, with the approval of his major group 
advisory committee. 



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* 



Groups Term I 



A 



B 



II 



III 



D 



English 25 
English 28 
Economics 25 
Physics 25 or 
Zoology 26 



Term II 

English 26 
English 29 
Agric .Economics 
Botany 25 






Term III 

English 27 
English 30 
History 50 
Physics 27 
Physiology 



or 

33 



AGRICULTURE group elect ives 

Poultry Husbandry 25(73) Agric. Engineer. 34 



Chemistry 29 (new) 



Chemistry 30 



HOME ECONOMICS group electives 

Home Economics 28 Home Economics 32 

Drawing 30 Chemistry 30 



Dairy Industry 
25 (50) 

Agric. Engineer. 35 



Home Ec. 40 (50 ( 
Home Ec. 46 (56* 



HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE GARDENING group electives 
Olericulture (50?} 
Chemistry 29 (new) 
Drawing 25 
(Landscape elective) 



Floriculture (55?) Pomology (55?) 

Chemistry 30 Botany 26 

Drawing 26 Drawing 27 

(Landscape elect.) landscape elect.) 



IV PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE group electives 



Chemistry 25 
Chemistry 29 
Mathematics (?) 
Physics 25 
Zoology 26 



V SOCIAL SCIENCE group 
French 1,25, or 28 
German 1,25, or 28 
History 28 
Sociology 27 

Military 25 

Physical Education 25 



Bacteriology 30 
Chemistry 26 
Entomology 26 
Mathematics 26 
Mathematics (?) 
Physics 26 
Zoology 27 

electives 

French 2, 26, or 29 
German 2, 26, or 29 
History 25 
History 29 



Military 26 



Botany 26 
Entomology 28 
Mathematics 27 
Mathematics (?) 
Physics 27 
Zoology 23 



French 3, 27, or 30 
German 3, 27, 6fe 30 
Agric. Ed. 29 or (55?) 
Horticulture 27 

Military 27 

Physical Education 26 



Physical Education 27 Physical Educ. 28 Physical Education 29 



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June 13, 1930 



President Roscoe V. Thatcher, 

Massachusetts Agricultural College, 

Amh erst, Ma s sa c hu s e 1 1 s ! 



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We, the undersigned, representing the maioritv 
of the student body and especially the Undergraduate 
Chapter of the University of MaM.ohue.tta Club, hereby 
petition you as the Resident of the ,o.rb of V ru , tee , e 
to bring before this Honorable Body the matter in which 
we are so vitally interested- namely, the change in 
the name of the College. 



% 



Signed 



/ri^^j^ZC 




e 



* 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



Upon the recommendation of the President, it was 

VOTED: To change the name of the Department of Land- 
scape Gardening to Landscape Architecture and 
that this latter term be applied in all 
reference to the Department and its courses 
of instruction. 

It was 

VOTED ; To hold a special meeting of the Board of 
Trustees in Boston on October 1, next, for 
the purpose of considering the budget for 
the next year and such other matters as pro- 
perly may be presented and that this meeting 
may be preceded by such committee meetings 
gs seem necessary. 

A letter was received from representatives of 
the Undergraduate Chapter of the University of Massachu- 
setts Club asking consideration of the proposal to change 
the name of the College. It was 

VOTED; To lay the matter on the table until the 
fall meeting of the Board. 

The President reported receipt of legal notice 
of the filing fpr probated of the will of George M. Greene 
of New York City, which makes the Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College the recipient of one-fifth of his resi- 
dual estate; and that no information is yet available con- 
cerning the probable amount of this bequest. 

Mr. Gerrett informed the Trustees of the illness 
of Dr. Gannon and the Secretary was instructed to send a 
note to him extending their deepfelt sympathy. 

The recent death of former Trustee, Mr. A. g. 
Pollard, was keenly regretted by the Board of Trustees 

and it was unanimously 



515 



Landscape 

Architecture 

name 



Special 
meeting 



C ommuni c at i o n 
Name of Colleg 



Greene Will 



Dr. Gannon* s 
illness 



216 

516 



TRUSTEE 



Mr. Pollard* s 
Death 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



* 



VOTED: 



A o instruct the Secretary to send to his 
son an expression of their sympathy and 
feeling of loss. In accordance with this 
action the Secretary sent the following 
letter: 

June 17, 1950 

Mr. Harry G. Pollard 

Lowell 

Massachusetts 

Dear Mr. Pollard: 

The Trustees of the Massachusetts Agricultural 
College at their semi-annual meeting yesterday expressed 
their very deep sorrow at the death of your father, Mr. 
A. G. Pollard, who was a member of this Board for so 
many years. They instructed me, as Secretary, to send 
to you their sincere condolences and to express, if 
possible, their feeling of loss in the death of one who 
had contributed so much to the welfare of this institu- 
tion. 

D incerely yours, 

/s/ Robert • Hawley 

Secretary 

The meeting adjourned at 12:20 P.M. 
/ •» Vice 

'ZjO. A/. C&fji* President 



Secretary 



* 




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• 



TRUSTEE 



• 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



SCHEDULE OF SALARY INCREASES TO BECOME EFFECTIVE 



SEPTEMBER 1^ 1950 



217 

517 



Name 



Rate 1929 



Alley, A.J. $1 

Cook, A.M. 1 

Barrett, Mrs. D.P. 1 
Grybko, J.E. 

Woodbury, G.C. 1 

Bishop, E.F. 2 

Bukoski, A.E. 1 

Davis, L.L. 1 
Hillberg, P. 

Hormay, M.E. 1 

Martin, H.A. 1 

Melbye, T.V. 1 

Strachan, E.B. 1 

Alexander, C.P. E 

Boguslawski, E.M. 1 

Bourne, A.I. 3 

Chapman, L.V. 1 

Cooke, J.L. 1 

Powell, K.L. 1 

Weymouth, B.M. 1 

Kahler, E.E. 1 

Benson, E.E. 1 

Brownell, D.E. 1 

Davidson, E.G. 1 

Dolloff, B.E. 1 
Rouleau, O.E. 

Ryder, I. 1 

Shea, H.J. 1 

Lindsey, A.H. 3 

Tabor, M.E. 1 

Knightly, M.R. 1 

Tague, W.H. 2 

Bradley, L.A. 3 

Garvey, M.E.M. 1 

Kuzmeski, J. . 1 

Powers, Mrs. J. A. 1 

Clark, O.L. 3 

Davis, W.H. 2 

Peters, C.A. 4 

Rice, V.A. 3 

Serex, Paul 3 

Cupery, M.E. 1 

Parrott, E.M. 1 

Fisher, L.E. 1 

Macfe, M.J. 2 

Honney, M.T. 1 



020 
800 
140 
960 
020 
040 
020 
380 
960 
080 
500 
320 
740 
300 
080 
360 
680 
260 
260 
680 
080 
020 
020 
380 
020 
690 
020 
020 
480 
080 
080 
220 
120 
860 
630 
030 
360 
940 
020 
430 
000 
980 
200 
440 
320 
440 



Recommended Approved by 
1930 Supervisor 



1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
2 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
3 
1 
3 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 

1 
1 
3 
1 
1 
2 
3 
1 
1 
1 
3 
3 
4 
3 
3 
2 
1 
1 
3 
1 



,080 
,920 
,320 
,020 
,080 
,160 
,080 
,440 
,020 
,140 
,620 
,380 
,860 
,720 
,140 
,600 
,740 
,320 
,320 
,740 
,200 
,020 
,080 
,440 
,030 
720 
,080 
,080 
,600 
,140 
,140 
,400 
,300 
,920 
,740 
,140 
,430 
,000 
,200 
,900 
,120 
,100 
,260 
,500 
,000 
,500 



$1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
2 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
3 
1 
3 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 

1 

1 
3 
1 
1 
2 
3 
1 
1 
1 
3 
3 
4 
3 
3 
2 
1 
1 
3 
1 



080## 

920## 

320## ### 

020## * 

030## 

160## 

080## 

440## 

020 

140## 

620## 

380## 

860## * 

720#### 

140## 

600# 

740## 

320## 

320## 

740## 

200## 

020## 

080## 

440## 

080## 

720## * 

030## 

080## 

600 

140## 

140## 

400 

300 

920 

740 

140## 

430 

000 

200 

900*-*-* 

120 

100 

260 

500## 

000 

500## 






218 

518 



TRUSTEE 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



O f Donnell, B.E. 


$1,560 


Barrett, R.H. 


1,560 


Thayer, C.L. 


4,020 


Lanphear, M.O. 


3,130 


Thompson, C.H. 


3,600 


Walker, E.V. 


1,080 


Patterson, C.H. 


4,140 


Prince, W.E. 


3,360 


Rand, F.P. 


3,360 


Boutelle, H. J . 


2,040 


Hicks, .Mrs. C.S. 


1,620 


Powers, W.F. 


3,900 


Bant a, Luther 


2,820 


Sanctuary, W.C. 


3,480 


Lentz, J.B. 


4,020 


Gordon, C.E. 


4,140 


Sievers, F.J. 


. 5,100 


Church, Mrs. L.G. 


1,920 


Rozman, D. 


2,380 


Sherburne, R.E. 


1,560 


Shilling, K.E. 


1,200 


Beaumont, A.B. 


3,900 


Snell, M.E. 


1,740 


Fuller, J.E. 


2,530 


Guba, B.F. 


2,940 


Miner, G.I. 


1,630 


Archibald, J.G. 


3,360 


Holland, E.B. 


3,900 


Millington, J.D. 


1,140 


Franklin, H.J. 


3,600 


Whitcomb, W.D. 


2,330 


Mighell, R.L. 


2,820 


Church C.B. 


1,260 


Davies, E.S. 


3,300 


Fellers, C.R. 


3,840 


3ailey, J.S. 


2,700 


Cutler, W.L. 


1,740 


Hughes, M.C. 


1,200 


Hays, F.A. 


3,960 


Bigelow, F.E. 


1,140 


Lally, M.F. 


1,330 


Clarke, M.K. 


1,320 


DeRose, H.R. 


2,520 


Haskins, H.D. 


3,720 


McLaughlin, F.A. 


3,060 


Smith, P.H. 


3,720 


VanRoekel, H. 


3,660 


Grover, C.B. 


1,500 


Mellor, R.L. 


1,500 


France, R.L. 


2,400 


Dunlap, G.L. 


2,400 


Munson, W.A. 


5,100 


Howard, M.C. 


1,500 


Packard, D.I. 


1,030 



1 
1 

4 
3 
3 
1 

4 

S 
3 
2 

1 

4 

3 
3 
4 

4 



1 
1 
4 
1 
2 
3 
1 
3 
4 
1 
3 
3 
3 
1 
3 
4 
2 
1 
1 
4 
1 
1 
1 
2 
3 
3 
3 
3 
1 
1 
2 
2 
5 



620 
620 
140 
300 
720 
200 
260 
480 
430 
100 
630 
020 
000 
600 
260 
500 
400 
040 
060 
740 
260 
020 
860 
760 
060 
740 
430 
080 
200 
720 
060 
000 
320 
430 
030 
330 
860 
260 
200 
200 
440 
330 
640 
340 
180 
340 
840 
560 
560 
580 
530 
400 
560 

140 



|1 
1 
4 
3 
3 
1 
4 
3 
3 
2 
1 
4 
3 
3 
4 
4 
5 
2 
3 
1 
1 
4 
1 
2 
3 
1 
3 
4 
1 
3 
3 
3 
1 
3 
4 
2 
1 
1 
4 
1 
1 
1 
2 
3 
3 
3 
3 
1 
1 
2 
2 
5 
1 



* 



620## 

650* 

140 

300 

720 

200## 

260 

430 

480 

100 

630 part time 

020 

000 

600 

260 

500** 

400 

040## 

060 

740 

260 

020 

860 

760 

060 

740 

430 

030 

200## 

720 

060 

000 

320 

430 

080 

330 

360 

260##* 

200 

200## 

440## 

330 

640 

340 

130 

340 

840 

560## 

560## 

530 

530 

400 

560## 

140## 



* 



♦ 



TRUSTEE 



• 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



Widber, O.B. 
Oleson, G.O. 
Howes, Mrs. J. 
Parker, S.fU 
Doane, H.B. 
Petit, C.T. 
Bouchard, I, 
Brownell, A.M. 
Larned, E.M. 
McKemraie, M.C. 
Nodine,E.H; 
Oleson, Mrs* E.M. 
Ward, L.A. 
Warner, Mrs. H.M. 
White, C.H. 
White, S.M.. 
Woodbury, M.A. 
Cooley, E.B. 
Dwyer, E.G. 
Haynes, Mrs. H e j. 
Rowe, H.B. 
Palmer, Mrs. H.D. 
Foley, I.E. 
Donaldson, R.W. 
Koon, R.M. 
Morley, Mrs. R.D. 
Martin, Catherine 
Heffernan, C. 
Rouleau, O.E. 
Markuson, M.J. 
Glatfelter, G.V. 
Packard, R.G. 
Lindquist, H.G. 
Smart, H.W. 
Barrett, R.H. 
Hubbard, S.C. 
Dickinson, L.S. 
Lowry, £»J« 
French, A. P. 
Ball, L.E. 



1,380 
2,530 
1,020 
4,330 
2,340 
1,440 

960 
1,020 

960 
1,030 
2,700 
1,140 
1,440 
1,020 
1,200 
1,140 
1,020 
3,120 

960 
3,120 
3,840 
1,020 
3,300 
3,720 
3,600 
2,700 
1,560 
1,030 

690 
2,330 
2,330 
2,100 
2,100 
2,100 
1,560 
2,400 
2,940 
1,740 
2,220 
1,800 



$1,440 
2,760 
1,030 
* , 500 



o 



,460 
1,500 
1,020 
1,080 
1,020 
1,140 
2,320 
1,200 
1,500 
1,080 
1,860 
1,200 
1,080 
3,300 
1,020 
3,300 
4,030 
1,030 
3,480 
3,340 
3,340 
2,330 
1,620 
1,140 
720 
3,000 
3,000 
2,220 
2,340 
2,340 
1,650 
2,520 
3,000 
1,800 
2,400 
1,920 



$1,440## 
2,760 
1,080## 
4,500 
2,460 
1,500## 
1,020##* 
1,080## 
1,020##** 



1,140? 
2,320##### 
1,200## 
1,500## 
1,080## 
1,260## 
1,200## 
1,080## 
3,300 
1,020 
3,300 
4,030 
1,080## 
3,430 
3,340 
3,840 
2,880 
1,620## 
1,140**** 
720## * 
3,000 
3,000 
2,220 
2,340 
2,340 
1,650* 
2,520 
3,000 
1,800 
2,400 
1,920 



### 

#### 

* 

##* 

##** 

##### 



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213 

519 



Part Salary 

From Jr. Clerk & Stenographer to Sr. Clerk 

From Assistant Professor to Professor 

From Asst. Research Professor to Professor 

From Professor to Head of Division 

From Head of Department to Head of Division 

Effective November 1, 1930 

Effective July 1, 1930 

From Jr. Poultry Club Leader to Asst. State 

Leader of County Club Agents 
Effective September 1, 1930 



520 



TRUSTEE 



Call 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 
Hotel Bellevue, Boston, October 1, 1930, 10:00 A. M. 
Chairman Ellis presided. 



PRESENT : 



Trustees Ellis, Whitmore, Frost, Gilbert, 
Bowditch, Gerrett, Russell, Richardson, 
Dewey, Bacon, President Thatcher, 
Treasurer Kenney 

The following is the call for the meeting: 

Amherst, Mass. 
September 15, 1930 

To the Board of Trustees of 

the Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Gentlemen: 

In accordance with the action of the Board of 
Trustees at their meeting on June 18, a special meeting 
of the Board is hereby called to convene at the Hotel 
Bellevue in Boston on Wednesday, October 1, 1930 at 
10:00 A.M. The purpose of this meeting will be to 
determine the budget for maintenance and for special items 
for the ensuing year and to consider such other matters 
as properly may be presented. This meeting will be pre- 
ceded by committee meetings as indicated on the attached 
page. 



Kespectfully yours, 

Robert D. Hawley 
Secretary 



It was 



VOTtjD: To dispense with the reading of the minutes 
of the previous meeting. 

President Thatcher reported the following 
changes in the staff of the College 'since the last meet- 
ing of the Board. 



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TRUSTEE 



• 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



RESIGNATIONS 

Kay H. Beach, Instructor in Vegetable Gardening, 

August 31, 1930 
Cornelia B.. Church, Laboratory Assistant in Home 

Economics, July 7, 1930 
Enos J, Montague, Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry 

and Farm Superintendent, September 30, 1930 
Katherine E. Shilling, Laboratory Assistant, Agricultural 

Economics, September 15, 1930 
John B. Zielinski, Junior Chemist, Contfol Service, 

September 30, 1930 

NEW APPOINTMENTS 

Ellsworth W. Bell, Assistant Specialist, Agricultural 

Economics, September 1, 1930, $2,800 
Robert P. Canis, Instructor in Botany, September 1, 1930, 

$1,000 for 2/3 time 
John A. Clague, Research Assistant in Horticultural 

Manufactures, September 1, 1930, f 1,740 
J. Elizabeth Donley, Laboratory Assistant in Agricultural 

Economics, September 22, 1930, $1,200 
Frank C. Grannis, Assistant Professor of Zoology, 

September 1, 1930, $2,220 
George J* Larsinos, Junior Chemist, Control Service, 

October 1, 1930, $1,800 
Oreana A. Merriam, Laboratory Assistant in Home 

Economics, July 1, 1930, $1,200 
Ernest J. Radcliffe, M.D., Student Health Officer, 

September 1, 1930, $3,730 
Alden P 9 'l'uttle, Instructor in Vegetable Gardening, 

September 15, 1930, $1,740 
G. Bernard VanVeghten, Instructor in Botany, 

September 1, 1930, $1,000 for 2/3 time 
Madaline Voorneveld, Laboratory Assistant in Home 

Economics, September 8, 1930, $1,200, Evaporated Milk 

Association Fund 
Doris E. Washburn, Research Assistant in Farm Management, 

September 1, 1930, $1,740 

It was 

VOTED-? To approve the resignations and appointments 
reported by the President. 

Upon the recommendation of the Treasurer it was 



VOTED ; To amend the schedule of room rents for 

students in Rooms 1 and 2, North College so 
that the charge will be $2.00 per person per 
week. 



221 

521 



Resignations 
and New 
Appointments 



Room Rentals 



222 




TRUSTEE 



Military 
Training 



Federal Aid 
Resort 



Budget for 
Maintenance 



Budget for 

Permanent 

Improvements 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

President Thatcher discussed with the Trustees 

the recent official opinion of the Attorney General of 

the United States with regard to the requirement of 

military drill in Land-Grant Colleges. It was unanimously 

VOTED : To affirm the requirement "by the Faculty 

that men students in the college course be 
required to take two years of military train- 
ing. 

The recent report of the special committee 
appointed by President Hoowever concerning "Federal Aid 
for Education" was explained by President Thatcher. He 
pointed out that the recommendations in this report 
would have far reaching effects upon our own institution 
should they ever be incorporated into law. 

Consideration was given to the budget for 
maintenance for the ensuing year and upon the recommenda- 
tion of the Committee on Finance it was 

VOTED ; That the budget totaling $1,037,852 from 
State Funds; $181,505 from Federal Funds; 
{141,510 from other funds, grand total, 
§1,410*, 667 be adopted and the items from 
State and Federal Funds be recommended to 
the State Budget Commissioner for inclusion 
in the Legislative Budget. 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on 

Finance the budget for special appropriations consisting 

of nine items, totaling $520,000 was adopted and it was 

VOTED : To recommend this to the Budget Commissioner 
for inclusion in the Legislative Budget. 

Due to the delay in printing the report of the 

Federal Land-Grant College Survey, it seemed wise to 

President Thatcher to delay consideration of the name and 

scope of the College by the Trustees and in accordance 



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That a special meeting of the Board of 
Trustees be convened at the call of the 
President to consider the name and scope 
this College. 



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on Experiment Station it was 

VOTED : To approve the project for establish a Re- 
search Fellowship for study of the nutritive 
value of cranberries and to accept the gift 
of $1,000 per year offered by the American 
Cranberry Exchange for this purpose. 

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MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 




Boston City Club, Boston, November 10, 1930, 12:30 P. H. 






Vice-President Ellis presided. 






PRESENT: Trustees Ellis, Bowditch, Arnold, Preston, 
Griggs, Whit more, Bacon, Gerrett, Frost, 
Richardson, Dewey, Russell, Gilbert, 
President Thatcher. 






The following is the call for the meeting: 






November 1, 1930 






To the Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 






Gentlemen: 




Call 


In accordance with the action of the Board of 
Trustees at their meeting on October first, a luncheon 
meeting of. the Board is hereby called to convene at the 
City Club in Boston on Monday, November 10, 1930, at 
IS: 30 P.M. The purpose of this meeting will be to con- 
sider the name and scope of the College and such other 
business as properly may be presented. 

Respectfully yours, 

Robert D. Hawley 
Secretary 


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Approved 


The minutes of the preceding meeting were 
approved without reading. 

President Thatcher requested that the Secretary 




Personal 
communication 
from the 
President 


read the following personal communication from him to the 

Board and during this reading and the consideration of 

the request, the President retired from the meeting. 

November 10, 1930 

To the Board of Trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 






Gentlemen: 


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It is with very great reluctance that I have to 




present the following statement and request. 





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five years ago I suffered seriously from 
a high blood pressure. At that time, I 



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the results of 

took a rest from administrative work and medical treat- 
ment and made a very satisfactory recovery. Hence, I 
came to my present position with confident expectation 
that I would be able to render full and satisfactory ser- 
vice to the College. 

After my first year here, during which I worked 
strenuously to establish public confidence in myself and 
in the College (for example, I made 135 public addresses 
off the campus during my first 15 months as President) I 
suffered a recurrence of my former trouble. At that time 
physicians warned me that if I did not "slow up" I might 
not live more than two years at most. 

Since that time, I have tried to follow as 
reasonable a program of work as possible, but recently 
very distressing symptoms of overwork have developed. I 
have consulted with three separate physicians, two of the 
specialists of recongized high professional standing, 
with the following results. It is clear that I have an 
internal disarrangement of certain 
may (or may not) be the direct Tor 
physical trouble and which may (or 
by proper treatment followed by a period of proper 
physical exercise and mental rest. The expressions in 
parenthesis are divergent opinions of different schools 
of medical thought. There is absolute agreement, how- 
ever, that it is fool-hardy for me to continue my pre- 
sent routine of life. 

The final result is that I believe that I 
should spend some three of four weeks in a hospital, 
followed by a period of several weeks or perhaps some 
months of a regular routine of life which will be im- 
possible if I am on duty at the College. 

Hence, I must either tender my resignation as 
President of the College, in order to permit you to se- 
cure other and more satisfactory service at once, or ask 
for a leave of absence for purposes of recuperation, 



vital organs, which 
indirect) cause of my 
may not) be remedied 



thereafter I will be 
office to the satis- 
On this latter point, 
I have confidence 



with the hope and expectation that 

able to carry on the duties of the 

faction of myself and your Board. 

I am assured by physicians in whom 

that there is every reason for confident expectation 

that if I now take the proper course of treatment and 

rest, and later adopt a reasonable regime of life and 

activity, I will be able to render as many years of 

additional service to the institution as normally would 

be expected from a man of my age. 



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I am, therefore, requesting that you grant me 
a so-called "sick leave" or leave of absence for an in- 
definite period beginning December first. If you are 
willing to grant this request, I shall be glad to 
recommend an arrangement for the administration of the 
affairs of the College during my absence, which I believe 
will be a thoroughly satisfactory temporary arrangement. 

If, on the other hand, you should prefer to 
other permanent arrangement at this time, I am 



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make some 

willing to tender my resignation to be 

December 31, but with the request that I be relieved from 

duty not later than December 1. 

s. 

In view of the fact that I am financially not 
very well prepared to care for all of the expenses of the 
most favorable conditions for recuperative rest, in case 
you should consider favorably the alternative of a leave 
of absence, I would appreciate it very much if the leave 
would be given with pay for at least three months, but 
with the definite understanding that if it should be 
necessary for me to extend my rest period beyond whatever 
maximum limit the leave with pay can properly extend, I 

for the additional 



shall apply for leave without pay . 

period of absence. The prognostication of the physicians 
is that it may require five or six months to repair the 
damage already done and establish a new regime of physical 
and mental health and vigor. 



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has become necessary for me to request' even a temporary 
break in our most pleasant relationships, I am 

Respectfully yours, 

~R. W. Thatcher 
President 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, it was unanimously 

VOTED : That on account of ill health President 

Thatcher be authorized to be away from the 
campus and free from official duties for a 
period not to exceed six months beginning 
December 1, 1930. 

President Thatcher returned to the meeting and 

recommended that during his absence the administration of 

the affairs of the College be in the hands of a Committee 

consisting of the Director of the Experiment Station and 



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of the Graduate School, F. J. Sievers; the Director of 

Extension Work, W. A. Munson; the Dean of the College, 

W. L. Machmer; the Director of Short Courses, R. H. 

Verbeek; the Treasurer of the College, F. C. Kenney; 

and the Secretary of the College, R. D. Hawley, with 

Director Sievers as Chairman. It was 

VOTED ; To adopt the President's recommendation and 
make the Committee above named responsible 
for the administration of the affairs of the 
College in the absence of the President. 

The President also recommended that the 
Trustees appoint an Executive Committee from among their 
own membership to cooperate with the Administrative Com- 
mittee of the College dealing with state officials and Trustee 

Executive 
General Court in budget, legislative and other matters Committee 

which require action or approval by state officials. It 

was 

VOTED : That a Committee of Three, of which the 

Vice-President be one, be appointed by the 
Vice-President to cooperate with the Ad- 
ministrative Committee of the Faculty and to 
act as an Executive Committee of the Board 
in accordance with the suggestion of the 
President. The Vice-President appointed 
Mr. Bacon and Mr. Whitmore to serve with 
him as this Executive Committee. 

Consideration was given to the matter of 
changing the name of the College. Each member of the 
Board of Trustees had previously received from President 
Thatcher a comprehensive statement upon this subject, 
copy of which is included with this report. The Vice- 
Pfesident called upon each member present to express his 
opinion concerning the matter. A committee of three 



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members of the Board of Directors of the Associate 
Alumni appeared before the Board of Trustees and stated 
that the majority of the Associate Alumni are in favor 
of a change in the name of the College to Massachusetts 
State College. After a full and earnest discussion, it 



was 



VOTED: To adopt the recommendation of the President 
that the necessary legal steps be taken at 
the earliest possible moment to change the 
name of the institution from Massachusetts 
Agricultural College to Massachusetts State 
College. 



It was further 



VOTED: 



That the 
Trustees 
the name 
a petiti 
lature r 
name of 
College 
that the 
appointe 
by are, 
as they 
connecti 



Vice-President of the Board of 
be, and hereby is, authorized, in 
and on behalf of the Board, to file 
on and form of bill with the Legis- 
elating to the proposed change of 
the Massachusetts Agricultural 
to Massachusetts State College; and 

Executive Committee of the Board 
d at this meeting be, and they here- 
authorized to take such further steps 
may deem necessary or proper in 
on with the proposed legislation. 



The meeting adjourned at 3:10 P.M. 



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THE NAME AND SCOPE OF THE COLLEGE 



In my inaugural address and in each of the 
three annual reports which I have presented to your Board 
since I became President of the College, I have alluded 
to the question of the name and scope of the College as 
one of the important problems with which its administra- 
tive officers are faced. I have stated successively 
some of the general phazes of this problem; pointing out 
that from the viewpoint of the v/hole of the institutions 
activities in the fields of resident teaching, extension 
teaching, research and control service, the present name 
is not a misnomer, but that this name does not give a 
correct impression of the type and scope of the collegi- 
ate educational program which is now and for many years 
has been offered on the campus, I stated in my last 
annual report that I believed "that the fundamental 
question at issue is whether, in the future, the College 
shall be narrowly vocational or professional in the field 
of agriculture alone, or shall serve as the land-grant 
college in Massachusetts to provide for f the liberal and 
practical education of the industrial classes for the 
several pursuits and professions of life, T as indicated 
by the original Act of Congress which provided for the 
establishment of these colleges," To this I might have 
added my belief that the name of the College should indi- 
cate as accurately as possible which of these two func- 
tions the institution is to serve. 



On several occasions I have expressed my 
opinion that the appropriate time for final consideration 
and decision of these questions would be when the report 
is made public of the survey which has been made by the 
Bureau of Education of the United States Department of 
the Interior of the present development and probable 
future policies of these "land-grant colleges". That re- 
port is not yet available, although it is expected to 
appear in printed form in the very near future. In the 
meantime, however, certain events have occurred which 
lead me to believe that action should be taken on the 
question of the name of the College at once, in order to 
clarify in the minds of the public the place in the 
state 1 s educational system which this institution now 
occupies and is to fill in the future. Additional ex- 
pressions of sentiment and wishes concerning a possible 
change in name have been received from students. The 
Associate Alumni has conducted a formal canvass of its 
members which has indicated their general consensus of 
opinion concerning the matter. The more important event, 
however, is the initiative petition to the Legislature 
by a group of citizens, for the establishment of a "Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts" at which many of the oppor- 
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provided elsewhere. This proposal indicates clearly the 
need for a. better general knowledge of the facilities for 
collegiate education which are now provided by the 
Commonwealth at this College and seems to me to make it 
important that our own problems with reference to the 
name and scope of this College should be settled before 
any other similar enterprise is entered upon by the 
Commonwealth. 



The Scope of the College 

The original charter of the College, approved 
by the General Court in 1863, declared that "The leading 
object of the College shall be to teach subjects relating 
to agriculture and the mechanic arts, so as to promote 
liberal and practical educations Its curriculum may in- 
clude other scientific and classical studies and shall 
include military tactics." 

This statement of the scope of the collegiate 
teaching work of the College has remained changed from 
that time to the present,. Subsequent Acts of Congress and 
of the General Court of Massachusetts have added to the 
original function of teaching on the campus the other 
duties of the College; namely, experiment station research, 
regulatory and control service for enforcement of special 
laws, and agricultural extension teaching off the campus. 
But the original statement of purpose and objects of 
collegiate teaching has remained unchanged for more than 
half a century. 

Under this charter, there have been developed 
excellent courses in various major subjects which have a 
direct application in farming operations and others which 
prepare for various agricultural business. Prior to the 
World War these were all four-year courses entitling the 
student to the degree of Bachelor of Science upon their 
satisfactory completion. More recently, however, there 
was established the "Two-Year Course in Practical Agri- 
culture", now known as "Stockbridge School of Agriculture 1 ! . 
This tv/o-year course of intensive study of specific vo- 
cational subjects has now come to be recognized, not only 
here in Massachusetts but in many other states, as a more 
feasible method of training for general farm operations 
than in a four-year course leading to a degree, for which 
many non-vocational academic subjects are a necessary re- 
quirement. The latter have in themselves a great 
cultural and citizenship value and are a recognized part 
of every course in collegiate education leading to a 
bachelor 1 s degree. But the shorter, more intensive, and 
more highly specific training of the vocational course is 
now coming to be very generally recognized as a most 
desirable post-high school training for many "industrial 
pursuits of life" including agriculture. 



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It may be said truthfully then that this 
College, throughout its entire history, has splendidly 
fulfilled its leading function of "teaching subjects 
related to agriculture." 

But it has developed also splendid courses in 
"other scientific -- studies." For thirty years or more 
there have been opportunities at this College for major 
work in botany, chemistry, entomology, economics and 
sociology and landscape architecture which have been 
known the world-over as turning out men most excellently 
trained for scientific work in those several fileds. 
More recently, the newer sciences, such as bacteriology 
and physiology and newer phazes of agriculture and horti- 
culture, as well as a collegiate course in home economics 
have been provided. These have all been developed under 
the authority of the original charter as a legitimate 
part of the commission which it imposes upon the College 
"to promote liberal and practical education"; and in 
harmony with the development of the "land-grant colleges" 
in other states. It might be said, however, that many 
others of these colleges have gone much farther than has 
Massachusetts in developing courses of study in "classi- 
cal" subjects. 



To change the program of the collegiate work 
of the College now in such a way as to make it narrowly 
professional or vocational in the field of agriculture 
alone would be a limiting of the original commission or 
charter of the institution in a way which the experience 
of the past fifty years cannot possibly justify and 
would impose a task upon the faculty and administrative 
officers which it would be impossible, to carry out with- 
out wrecking the splendid structure which has been built 
up here and which has served the educational needs of the 
youth of the Commonwealth so well. 

The Mame of the College 

The College has developed as I have indicated 
under its present name of "Massachusetts Agricultural 
College". The reason for the original adoption of that 
name is known to all those who are familiar with its 
early history, namely, in order that it might indicate 
clearly that the function of teaching "subjects related 
to mechanic arts", which in most of the states of the 
Union is assigned along with that of teaching "subjects 
related to agriculture" to the "land-grant college" in 
that state, is in Massachusetts not assigned to this 
College, but elsewhere, that is, to Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology. 

Several times during the past, there have been 
more or less active agitations among students and friends 
of the College for a change in its name, in order that 



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the name might more accurately represent the collegiate 
teaching which was in progress on the campus. 

Many of the arguments against the present name, 
to the effect that it hampers opportunity for employment 
of alumni, keeps av/ay students who would come to it if it 
had another name, limits the possibility of securing out- 
standing scientists and scholars for its faculty, etc., 
are easily answered by the simple statement that the in- 
stitution as it is (including its name) is what the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts desires to offer in the 
field of state-supported collegiate education and anyone 
may come to it or not as he chooses, but if he does come 
he must accept its opportunities and limitations as the 
state* s offering to him. 

& much more serious argument against the pre- 
sent name is that, to those officials of the State who 
come into office without previous knowledge of the 
charter, functions, and history of the College and who 
as legislators vote upon financial and other matters 
affecting it or who administer state regulations which 
affect its routine transactions, the name of the College 
gives a wrong impressions as to its proper scope and 
activities. As a result, the Trustees and President of 
the College are often suspected and sometimes openly 
accused of making requests for support which is out of 
proportion to the needs of the institution or of attempt- 
ing to expand the institution beyond its properly 
authorized field or in excess of the needs and wishes of 
the Commonwealth. This situation has led to much em- 
barrassment and serious difficulties in the administra- 
tion of the College at various times in the past. 

Morevoer, in the past, there have been attempts 
by different groups of citizens to secure legislative 
action looking toward the offering by the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts of additional opportunities for collegi- 
ate education, and these citizens have invariably ex- 
pressed great surprise to learn that the State was 
already providing most of the desired opportunities at 
a college whose name indicated that it offered education 
in only one field. 

However, the College has developed to its pre- 
sent splendid place in the esteem of every one who knows 
what excellent work it is doing without any change in its 
name, and it would seem that from the standpoint of its 
own welfare alone, it might easily continue to operate 
under the name with which it has made such progress and 
so excellent a reputation. 

On the other hand, I am convinced that the time 
has come when the sake of clarifying the position which 
the College occupies in the State 1 s educational system 
and of remedying the confusion which exists in the minds 



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of the public as to its 
name should be changed. 



aims, purposes, and duties, its 



The petition which is to-be presented to the 
General Court of 1931 for the establishment of a "Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts", at which there may be offered 
many of the educational opportunities which are now 
available at our College and others which might be made 
available here at comparatively slight cost to the 
Commonwealth, indicates the need for a better under^ 
standing of our relationship to and place in the educa- 
tional program of the State. 



My belief is that no change in 
policies of the institution is needed in 
it to perform the functions which the Act 
and of the General Court of Massachusetts 
ized and facilities for which wise and ca 
tration of the College in the past have d 
I do believe that a change in the name of 
is imperative in order that these functio 
ties may be properly understood and appre 
people of the State and by their elected 
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order to permit 
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the institution 
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representatives 



What the new name might best be is of course 
a question upon which there can be a variety of opinions 
It would be out of place here to enter into an extended 
discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of each 
of the many possibilities. 

It seems to me to be fairly clear, however, 
that the name which will most satisfactorily establish 
the proper position of this institution with reference 
to other educational activities of the Commonwealth 
and which, in my opinion, will serve best to clarify 
the situation 



for continued 
Commonwealth, 



that now exists and best prepare the way 
successful service by the College to the 
is "Massachusetts State College". 



recommend that the necessary 

at the earliest possible moment, 



I therefore 
legal steps be taken, 

to change the name of the institution from "Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College" to "Massachusetts State 
College". I believe that in taking such steps, no 
change should be made in the present charter, or legal 
statement of objectives of the College; and that it 
should be generally understood that no such 
contemplated Unless some new situation with 
to the needs for state-supported collegiate 
in Bilassachusetts should arise. 



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